photography by Benjamin Hill
The Doliver Residence sits on a large lot, in a neighborhood where many of its neighbors are wider and generally much larger. The home owners rejected the “bigger is better” mantra in lieu of designing a home that “lived comfortably.” To do so, it needed to be approachable, relevant to their life, flexible for how their young family was evolving, and like a good backpack, it had to have storage in all the right places. The result is a warm, cozy, traditional home with subtle design choices informed by their contemporary lifestyle. Lightly oiled cabinets, beams, and wood floors, soft teal and aqua colors and inviting furniture reinforce a casual lifestyle while the windows-from-multiple-sides constantly connect the home to its surroundings.