Have a look at the Butler Residence located in Portland, OR. This home has an open floor plan, yet the ample use of wood throughout helps it remain warm and inviting. Qualities sometimes lacking in modern design.
Designed by PATH Architecture, this residence bridges the gap between interior and exterior. The wood covered walls and furnishings create a natural atmosphere that help to balance the large open spaces. The central columnar fireplace is a main focal point that greatly adds to its cozy ambiance. You can see more images of this house over at Freshhome.
(Images: Ty Milford)