Live Modern: Zen Garden House

Architecture & Interiors

It just felt right to start the new year off with a Live Modern post that featured a home with the word “zen” in the title. Isn’t that what we’re all ultimately going for in our homes? A zen feeling? Being surrounded with peace and calm. Our one safe haven in a world of fast-moving images and stress. It’s important that while you grow and change and discover your personal style, you also pay attention to those elements that bring you a strong sense of inner peace.

We have a feeling you wouldn’t have to work very hard to find peace in a home like this house by David Jay Weiner, Architect in Creston, Colorado. In fact, you might become enlightened the moment you step through that front door. Surrounded itself with snow-capped mountains and lots of fresh air with a nice big pocket of space and views to cushion you from the harsh real world, there’s something sharp and angular about the dark exterior, but something soft and quiet about the interior. Kind of like how most of us walk around, don’t you think? Kind of hard on the outside but usually big teddy bears on the inside?

How do you create a zen feeling in your home? Is it through your furnishings or your attitude? Share with us your tips. 

Images: Architizer
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  1. Nat Coalson

    Jan 3, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Nice article, but are you sure this is Iowa? Looks like Colorado to me…

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jan 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Wow! I’m trying to even come up with an excuse as to why I wrote Iowa but I am coming up short lol. I must have had another window open or something and I got my wires crossed. Good catch. You’re right it certainly looks more like Colorado because it certainly is!

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