Residential New-build

Polished Contemporary

The planning stage is the ideal point to join a project team.  It ensures there are no missed opportunities.  Owner and builder met with Fritz while the home was in the framing stage.  The owners shared their inspiration images, which were dramatically contemporary and gallery-like.  Those cues led to serene, white finishes accented by a trio of fine wood species (dark and light rift oak along with mahogany).  Wherever possible Fritz ensured lighting was recessed to allow surfaces to glow, and deeply-toned hot-rolled steel introduced an industrial modernism.

With much of the interior architecture still fluid, Fritz could suggest design elements that turned out to be the most dramatic features.  The wife had always envisioned a glass walkway, and introducing a fountain with a monumental stone wall defined the stair core, which Fritz detailed with the steel, warmed by rift-oak risers and glass balusters.


Complete Interior Design for new custom home.  Fritz worked closely with the owners and builder from the planning stage to conceive the interiors. 

Design Elements:

Steel staircase

Engineered white glass flooring & transparent walk-ways

Rock wall with fountain, wood soffits

Custom lighting

Window treatments

Complete kitchen & bath design

Built-ins include steel/mahogany bookcases and a dining console as media lift


Ambiguous Levels

While the home has three distinct floors, the combination of soffits, landings, sunken features and floating planes in the entry ready any guest for the unexpected.


Entertainment Space

These rooms defy a category, so the owners referred to the fluid sequence of public spaces as the "Entertainment Room"  Dividing the dining from the seating area is a custom console / buffet / TV lift with a 360 degree turn, allowing views from either space. 


Fully Custom Steel Staircase

A steel, glass and rift-oak staircase defines the core of the home, allowing a cascade of lighting, artwork and a water feature to take center stage.  The transparent walk-way framed in mahogany allows dramatic vantage-points to appreciate sculptural forms from above.


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