Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2016

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Although few walls divide the various reception and dining areas, the purpose of each space is still clearly defined. The dining room has been enlarged to facilitate larger dinner parties, and a smaller dining area enables smaller get-togethers or, perhaps, overflow in the event of a crowd. "In designing the house, we wanted to create an environment that made people feel comfortable and was conducive to large gatherings but also permitted intimate and in-depth conversations," Elizabeth explains. "We wanted a home that encouraged conversation and connection." Flowing directly from the kitchen, providing a contemporary indoor- outdoor feel, a Hartstone tile patio on the north side of the home, with access from three separate rooms, is shielded from the brightest sun of the day from both east and west. e patio is embellished with the Lacy knot, an intricate yet subtle design visible elsewhere around the home. roughout the house, original art and antique furniture blend effortlessly with the cool and restrained d├ęcor. A masterpiece of space and light, engendering an immediate sense of harmony and balance, the Lacy residence features floor to ceiling windows on the north walls, generating a soft, almost filtered kind of illumination, even in the throes of a sultry August afternoon. Seamlessly integrating the old with the new, this fine residence provides a master class in sensitive, tasteful remodeling. sl Simple cabinetry engages with flanking walls above a stove- side workspace. slmag.net 81

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