House envy: It can strike at any time. Whether during a model-home tour or while perusing an interior-design photo spread, you imagine a perfect family living their best lives in their ultimate home. Every inch tasteful and not one accessory out of place.
TV home renovations are exciting. Real-life renovations are long and emotional journeys.
Many have seen this unique glass back house in Ghent, but few know much about it, say homeowners Bruce and Christina Dalcher.
At the end of a long, oyster shell drive on the shore of Lake Christine, modernism has collaborated with nature to create Chip and Christy Rudolf’s spectacular residence. Dramatic yet tranquil, its design owes as much to the modernist principles of clean lines, basic shapes and geometric forms as it does to the inspiration of bright sky, shimmering water and mature trees.
Now we wanted to find our home, the place we’d settle into for decades, the place we’d raise our two young sons.
It’s not drab, or dull; it’s minimal, perfectly reflecting her trademark mission statement, “Make what is necessary beautiful.”