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.”
Making a smaller space work takes vision and willpower. We looked at three spaces – all 1,200 square feet or smaller – and found three very different takes on space, light, volume and the magic touch of reclaiming the old to bring in the new.