A Modern and Minimal Kit Home Is the Embodiment of Hygge

A Modern and Minimal Kit Home Is the Embodiment of Hygge

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Diana Paulson
Nov 1, 2018

Name: Kelly Sean Karcher, Christen, and Lucy
Location: Lake Leelanau, Michigan
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Sean and Christen are down-to-earth, easygoing people who like to wear matching sweaters. Lucy is their adorable rescue dog. And they all share a gorgeous modern home surrounded by even more stunning nature. Beyond just beautiful, the house is also very personal to the couple, as well: Karcher is the founder and designer at Hygge Supply and their home is the original concept house by the company, delivered as a pre-fabricated kit of materials.

Though technically a "pre-fab" home, Karcher prefers the term "kit home," a phrase that often conjures up images of retro Sears kit homes. Like the Sears houses, Hygge Supply homes offer the convenience of a pre-fab home, but they stand apart from others on the market today due to their commitment to sustainable practices and materials, as well as an aesthetic that is a perfect mix of modern minimalism and comfy warmth. Karcher's is the perfect example of his company's mission: It's a home that's minimal, but also comfortable, warm, and lets nature take center stage.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Danish Modern… simple, clean, warm, cozy, modern, minimal.

Inspiration: Scandinavia, Dwell, Phillip Johnson, and Mies Van Der Rohe.

Favorite Element: Floor-to-ceiling windows.

Biggest Challenge: Building in a wetland, keeping the natural plant and animal life.

Best winter feature: Radiant heat, warm floors, sunrise mornings.

Best summer feature: Path to lake, indoor/outdoor living.

What Friends Say: Unexpectedly comfortable, calming space.

Biggest Indulgence: Spa bath with full glass wall open to the lake.

Best Advice: Keep it simple.

Dream Sources: Dwell, Scandinavian design.

Resources:

LAKE:
Sunrise Side, South Lake Leelanau, Michigan

LANDSCAPING:
Preserved Natural Wetlands

PAINT & COLORS:
Paint — Benjamin Moore Aura

ENTRY:
Custom cabinets – Hygge Supply
Hooks/Hall tree – Hygge Supply

LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN:
Vintage photos – Resale shop
Rosewood console – Vintage Clairtone was a garage sale find
Floor lamp – Visual Comfort
Dining table – Found item
Dining chairs – Vintage rolling chairs are original Toledo Metal Furniture Co from a resale shop
Vintage Plycraft chair – Ebay
Vintage metal floor lamp – Resale shop
Leather lounger – Found item
Sound experience – Play:1 and PlayBase from Sonos
Art collection 1 — Melanie Parke
Art collection 2 — Richard Kooyman
Couch – Spectra Home Furniture
Pillows and blankets – IKEA
Round coffee and side tables – All Modern Acevedo
Rug – Overstock.com Safavieh handwoven Montauk in white
Wall tapestry — Hand-painted fabric from Peru
Custom cabinets — Hygge Supply
Cooktop, oven, refrigerator — Bosch
Dishwasher — Fisher Paykel
Rock collection — Lake Superior
Plants — Christen Landry
Plywood flooring and clad ceiling — Hygge Supply custom
Pendant lights – Color Cord

MASTER BEDROOM
Curved platform bed – Gray felted wool headboard – by Hygge Supply
Rug – Overstock.com - Safavieh handwoven Montauk in white
Linen Duvet cover – West Elm
Linen pillows — IKEA
Down comforter – Down Inc
Plant collection – By Christen
Bedside lights – Carrie Light by MENU
Chair – Vintage fiberglass and metal
Art collection 1 — Melanie Parke
Art collection 2 — Richard Kooyman
Art collection 3 – Allen Wren

GUEST BEDROOM
Curved Platform Bed – Sand felted wool headboard – by Hygge Supply
Linen Duvet cover – West Elm
Linen Pillows — IKEA
Down comforter – Down Inc
Chair – Vintage fiberglass shell chair
Plant collection – By Christen
Art collection 1 — Melanie Parke
Art collection 2 — Richard Kooyman
Pendant lights – Color Cord

MASTER BATHROOM:
Tub – Signature Hardware
Tile – Carrara subway – TheBuilderDepot
Fixtures – Delta
Vanity – Hygge Supply
Mirror – Hygge Supply
Pendant light – Color Cord
Candle – Detroit Rose
Rug – Overstock.com - Safavieh handwoven Montauk in white
Artwork — Melanie Parke

GUEST BATHROOM:
Fixtures – Delta
Vanity – Hygge Supply
Mirror – Hygge Supply
Tile – Carrara subway – TheBuilderDepot
Pendant light – Color Cord
Candle – Detroit Rose
Plant – Christen Landry
Rug – Overstock.com - Safavieh handwoven Montauk in white
Hooks — IKEA

Thanks!

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