The softer side of contemporary

Dayton-area home shows how modern design can be rather cozy

Rather than hinges, this 48-inch mahogany entry door swings on pins mounted to the top and bottom of the door.

With a push of the hand, this ingenious range hood can be altered in position from straight vertical for cooking to recessed.

Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are built into the Pedini cabinetry along the perimeter wall in this kitchen.

This front entry is flanked by stone pillars, which brings warmth to the modern architecture.

This living room is decorated in purple, white and silver hues, a color collection which complements the modern architecture of the home.

This kitchen includes a mixture of stained wood and white lacquered cabinetry from Italian cabinet manufacturer Pedini.

This homeowner dislikes grout lines, so he chose 3x3-foot porcelain tiles for the floor in the kitchen.

The glass staircase railing allows the main floor of this house to blend seamlessly with the lower level.

These countertops are from Cambria’s Brittanicca Collection and resemble the soothing look of natural marble.

A glass railing runs along the back of this living room and kitchen, offering guests a glimpse of the lower level.

These lower level counters are topped with Galloway quartz from Cambria’s Coastal Collection, which was inspired by the movement of water along a beach.

The back wall in this formal dining room is covered in wavy, textured tile for a subtle focal point.

A two-sided fireplace offers a barrier between this kitchen and living room while still allowing for an open-style floor plan.

This home theatre features modern black and red furniture and an acoustic panel on the ceiling that resembles a sculpture.

The two-sided linear fireplace surrounded in stone helps to visually separate the kitchen from the adjoining great room.

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