The first completed residence in White Oaks Savanna is the “Eye-Land” Home. The homeowners’ six-year-old daughter named it for the stunning 360-degree views.
While the home is reminiscent of modern farmhouse, the homeowners didn’t want the typical white cladding exterior with black trim. Instead, architect Christopher Strom opted for a grayscale appearance, combining the black-framed windows with two shades of dark-gray cladding.
Despite its 5,200-square-foot size, the home nestles into the landscape as it slopes down to a wetland and pond. The architect focused on simple ingredients: proportion, color, and the scale of the windows.
From a distance the attached garage is camouflaged as part of the living space, with a gable end and the home’s largest window facing the street. The 4.5-foot wide by 7-foot tall Andersen® E-Series window spans into the attic space, helping to reduce the visual bulk of the garage.
The garage window and the window above the nearby entryway stand out for their light-blue frames. “We didn’t want to use it everywhere but having those strategic pops of color was a way to add some interest without additional cost,” Strom said.