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Dialect Design: Modern in Charlotte

From the front, this Charlotte home looks like any traditional house,

but upon closer look you might be curious…

something interesting is happening at the door,

and you definitely want to know what is going on in the back.

I had the privilege of getting to walk through this project twice during the construction phases. The modern wing that has been built on the back of the house is where the three children sleep

and read in the “climbing library”.

You can see two of the children’s rooms on either side of the library “stairs”.

The craftsmanship of the bookcases is fabulous, with a play on shapes and space.

The children also share this bathroom, where they each have their own sink. The acrylic countertops feature built-in drawers and the red cabinets add the perfect pop of color.

What a fun mix of mirrors and lights!

The screen below is a clear coated carbon steel panel that works as a divider between the staircase and the breakfast room. It is a reclaimed material that the designers prepared themselves and installed with custom brackets. The small, colored cubes are magnets.

It’s always inspiring to see different ideas, modern design and architecture. Check out Dialect Design and their cool project here. What element is your favorite? Let me know what you think!

Photography by Armando Bellmas

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