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Blend modern and traditional design with an Amish chest

by Tom Grimes

The San Fransisco home of architect Andrew Dunbar is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional design schemes that has taken the family 10 years and $350,000 to complete, according to The New York Times.

One of the prominent features of the house is the 50-foot sliding wall on its ground floor, which acts as a divider between a library, conference room and kitchen. Much of the material used in construction was recycled, as evidenced by the home office's glass panes, which have been taken from construction sites.

"We liked the idea of absorbing the waste-stream into our assembly process," Dunbar told the news provider.

The furnishings of the second floor, which includes the bedrooms, are an array of traditionally crafted pieces that were originally owned by Dunbar's mother, as well as customized and modern items.

Dunbar has captured a dichotomy of the past and the present by creating a modern setting and filling it with a few handsome, older pieces to add a touch of tradition to the home.

Those looking to achieve a similar decor may want to invest in pieces of Amish furniture like the Amish hope chest, which is handcrafted by professional Amish workers who have been designing furniture the in the same, enduring fashion for hundreds of years.

1/24/2017 4:10:44 AM