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Merkel Cooper Residence: Gray Sophistication Engulfed in Woodsy Charm

The combination of modernity and rustic charm is one that is catching on across the globe and each one of us has our own idea on which side we would like to veer more! Styles like modern farmhouse and rustic chic topping the trends charts is a perfect example of this. You get a pretty similar experience when you take a look at the stylish and relaxing Merkel Cooper Residence in Troutman, North Carolina. With a driveway leading to the house that meanders through unspoiled woods and a short trip up a small hill, the house is perched perfectly on a prime lot that overlooks the hardwood forest and a lovely lake beyond.

Gorgeous gray exterior and straight lines accentuate the contemporary appeal of the house

Designed by in situ studio, the spacious car port and covered entry feel like a natural extension of the house here. On the outside, the house presents a picture of modernity with gray and pops of white shaping its wooden exterior. Clean, straight lines and smart design further accentuate this sense of sophistication even as natural beauty around the house offers the perfect cover. The fround level contains the living area along with kitchen and dining with the upper level holding the bedrooms and the master suite. It is the basement floor that has a serene sitting nook which overlooks the lake and the woods in the rear.

Kitchen, dining area and living space in white and wood with pops of blue
Kitchen in the corner makes most of available space while offering lovely views of the woods
White backdrop and wooden floors give the interior a spacious, light-filled look
Wooden slats and glass combine privacy with the right natural lighting

Life at this spacious residence feels relaxing with a smart stairway becoming the main focus of the design plan. A concrete base provides a sturdy platform to the structure in wood even as the sights and sounds outside keep those inside busy at all times! [Photography: Keith Isaacs©]

Only the ground floor and bedroom level are visible from the entry
Sheltered carport and entry welcomes you at this modern home
Carport and entry of the Merkel Cooper Residence
Contemporary Merkel Cooper Residence in Troutman, United States
Gray and white exterior of the house gives it a modern appeal

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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