From rustic lodges to French country retreats, we’ve seen our fair share of design trends come through 417-land. What we don’t often experience is the coastal charm of a traditional Nantucket home perched on 15 acres in the Ozarks countryside.
In true “everyone knows everyone” 417-land fashion, the inception of this home traces back to a chance meeting at a cocktail party. “I actually met the clients several years ago at a cocktail party in another client’s home,” recalls Nathan Taylor, owner and principal designer of Obelisk Home. “They said, ‘oh one of these days we’re going to build a house’ and I was like, ‘oh sure I’ll never hear from you again,’ and then one day she called and she’s like, ‘do you remember me?’” From there, Taylor met with the would-be homeowners at their property and began sketching out designs for their future home. “We literally conceptualized this project from the very beginning all the way to completion,” says Taylor. After drawing layout and floor plan, Taylor turned to Jeremy Cook of Cook Haus Design to create the full architectural plans.
Taylor’s design—featuring arched doorways, shadow box paneling and a classic east coast color palette—gives the homeowners their desired Cape Cod aesthetic but with added layers of richness and history. “With the shadow box paneling that we put pretty much everywhere on the main floor, that really added just a wonderful old classic traditional feel to the home,” says Taylor.
The home’s kitchen, dining room, great room and office space are all combined in a carefully designed open concept layout. The kitchen and dining area feature a lighted shadow box ceiling, adding a custom architectural detail and delineating that space from the home’s grand living room. Anchoring the living space are four oversized leather ottomans topped with custom built walnut trays. Taylor carried the same walnut through the large entertainment cabinet and base of the kitchen island.