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Centered around family gatherings and showcasing full access to the outdoor space, Todd and Caroline Matherne moved into their custom-built, country modern home in 2018. While it’s difficult to decide on only one favorite area, the couple agrees that the open floor plan, seamlessly connecting the kitchen and living room to the outdoor area with a Nanawall is an incredible feature. “The patio doors open accordion-style 16 feet wide, giving us full access to the outside as opposed to the traditional style sliding door only giving partial access,” Caroline explains.

Entertaining often, including hosting a small indoor/outdoor wedding last year, the couple intentionally constructed the space to host family and friends frequently where everyone can be together and enjoy great food and great company. Water is the main focus in the backyard, with a pool, complete with underwater barstools, a hot tub, and a view of the boatslip and waterway in the distance. A floor to ceiling rolling screen allows the patio area to be closed off to nature’s pests, while still allowing for the Nanawall to be open, creating a year-round extra room on the patio. A built-in gas fire pit rounds out the ambience for evening entertaining. 

With the help of local designer Linsi Cenac Matherne, of Linsi L. Cenac Interiors, Todd and Caroline carefully selected materials to achieve comfortable, yet clean designs that are practical and add texture.

“This beautiful home with clean, traditional elements allows focal points such as the stone, the beams, coffered ceiling and the Nanawall to stand out,” Linsi shares.

Glazed porcelain wood-look tile floor planks were selected for both durability and a design that was conducive for true indoor, outdoor living topped a must-have list for the homeowners. Leathered, coffee brown granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, again selected for durability, adds contrast and depth to the overall light space. POV