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Magnificent house in Iowa features a minimalist design and a private interior

Getting the privacy you need is very important in any home. But modern and contemporary houses feature those huge glass walls and this can become a problem. Well, we found a lovely house in Iowa which manages the get the perfect balance between privacy and openness. The house was designed by Substance Architecture and looks very interesting. The first thing you notice when looking at it is the array of tiny windows on the upper level.

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It’s actually a distraction from the fact that the ground floor is almost completely opened to the exterior. Here you can find the living room with a beautiful modern fireplace and glass walls covering covering most of the space. This allows light to get inside and a very peaceful and relaxing ambiance to be created inside by letting the outdoors in.

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The upper level contains the more private spaces such as the bedrooms and it has smaller windows. Even so, all the windows provide beautiful views and let in enough light to make the rooms feel bright and airy. It’s a great way of getting the best of both worlds. As for the rest of the design, the house has a minimalist look and a modern interior but the architecture and the actual shape allow it to integrate into a more traditional setting.

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Posted in Architecture on July 29, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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