THE NYBLOM HOUSE

HISTORY

The current owners purchased the property in 2021 and embarked on the construction of a new home, completing the project in 2023.

DESIGN FEATURES

  • Traditional materials and shapes, such as wood cladding and gable roofs, blend with more contemporary elements, such as flat roofs, stucco, and large windows. This was done in a nod to the architectural vernacular of the street and to maintain a connection with neighboring properties.
  • The design takes advantage of the existing site and mature trees.
  • The design focused on indoor-outdoor connections with different outdoor spaces throughout the home. These include a cozy kitchen patio, a covered space at the back of the house, and the private rooftop, as well as the glass surrounded planter areas.
  • Connections between the exterior and interior also came through material selections. For example, the thermowood ceiling from the home’s exterior was carried to the main floor’s interior ceilings.
  • The home features white oak cabinetry and carefully placed casework.
  • The white oak, custom-built staircase connects the home’s two levels. It is supported by a white oak veneer slat wall that diffuses light and offers privacy from the street.
  • The second-floor primary bath features a Finnish steam sauna with thermos-treated Aspen cladding from Finland.
  • The home was designed so everything has its’ place, according to the couple.
  • The downstairs guest suite was designed to function as the owners’ suite when the couple’s children are older. That’s because the couple plans on living in the home for a long time, and during the design phase, thought about how they live now and how they will live 10 years from now.

OF NOTE

  • Konrad is a Greenville area native, and Heidi hails from Finland. They designed the home as a mixture of both their cultures and the architecture they saw during their childhoods.
  • Additionally, the home was a testing ground for new materials and design ideas for the couple. They work together designing homes through their firm, BLOM design studio, as well as develop similar properties and projects in the area.
  • Many furniture pieces, light fixtures, and décor items are Scandinavian designs. The dining chairs, side tables, couches, and barstools were sourced from HAY, a Denmark-based company. The dining table and a light fixture are from Muuto, another Denmark-based company, while the guest suite pendant lights came from a Finnish designer.
  • The office features shelving from String, a Swedish design company. The room’s Eames lounge chair corresponds to the art-piece skateboard on the wall,
    made by a friend in Colorado.