A merging of memories

A new home allows for plenty of room for three generations of a family—and their furnishings

The concept for the glass bartop dining surface on the kitchen island came from the couple’s previous home.

This open floor plan, which flows easily from kitchen to family room to dining room and outdoors works beautifully when family gathers.

This sparkling pendant light—seen reflected in a mirror—dangles over an eating area just off of the kitchen.

A metallic finish on the porcelain tile backsplash in this kitchen complements the natural glimmer of quartz countertops.

A heated garage is transformed into a playground for the whole family on cold and rainy days. A raised ceiling allows the kids to have fun shooting baskets on the half basketball court while Dad works on his climbing skills on the climbing wall.

Designed with aging in place in mind, bathroom doorways can accommodate a wheelchair, and the shower is outfitted with a sleek seat and bar that only hint at a utilitarian purpose.

These jars of fresh herbs and spices for cooking look picture-perfect on display on glass shelves behind glass cabinet doors.

The Italianate exterior of this home gives little hint to the contemporary selections inside.

A large walk-in closet and laundry room are located off of the bathroom in this mother-in-law suite.

This spacious mother-in-law suite features a minimalist design, yet still offers plenty of cozy seating areas—some even with a view.

All of the home’s furnishings—down to the statues in this Zen garden—came from the family’s previous homes.

This home's back yard backs right up to the water's edge. The waterfront location was a definite draw for this active family.

The view from this foyer shows the blending of two generations of styles. Seating from the owner’s previous home is to the left and from the mother-in-law’s home is to the right. The twin paintings on the wall to the right were created by the homeowners.

A second, more utilitarian, prep kitchen gives the family options when they are cooking particularly aromatic meals or entertaining a crowd.

The hardware in the bath in this mother-in-law suite gives a hint as to why the homeowner describes her mother’s style as “old Bollywood.”

The owner had very specific requirements for this meditation room: it needed to be near water, couldn't have a second story above it and is configured so that she can face east while praying or meditating.

This second outdoor seating area is just a few steps down from a covered porch off the kitchen.

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