Omaha Art House
Benjamin Benschneider
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Starphire Glass - Glass shower partitionVitro Architectural Glass
Stone slab countertops – White North 1212Cosentino
Silestone
Roof – Standing Seam Metal Panel roof in Weathered CopperElevate
Porcelain tile – Cebu in MokaStatements Tile
Porcelain tile – Sepulveda in Suede, natural glazeAnn Sacks
Standing lights, custom end table, floor lightsCedric Hartman

Product Spec Sheet
Starphire Glass - Glass shower partition
Stone slab countertops – White North 1212
Roof – Standing Seam Metal Panel roof in Weathered Copper
by Elevate
Porcelain tile – Cebu in Moka
Porcelain tile – Sepulveda in Suede, natural glaze
Standing lights, custom end table, floor lights

Omaha Art House

Olson Kundig as Architects

The redesign of this Omaha, Nebraska home focused on seamlessly integrating artworks from the couple’s extensive collection. Devoted almost entirely to the work of artist Jun Kaneko, the collection includes several large-scale sculptural and two-dimensional works. Kaneko is known for his strong sensitivity to space and surrounding environments. Accordingly, this home’s design paid special attention to the relationship of the artworks both to the built environment, and to the newly integrated natural environment brought visually into the home.

 

Opening up the home to the surrounding landscaping was a prime directive for the remodel, as was the desire to concentrate common living spaces onto a single level. The new program brings the main living and dining areas of the house under one sheltering pitched roof that conveys the home’s Midwestern context. Opening up this roof with a single long skylight running down the middle of the pitch brought a new sense of lightness to the gallery-like home. Elevating the roof line and incorporating floor-to-ceiling windows also advanced this aim, with the added benefit of creating a sense of transparency between interior and exterior. The main floor continues to the other side of the home with a kitchen, den and master suite. There are three additional guest bedrooms upstairs. A revamped front façade and a custom bronze and steel front door creates an intriguing entry to the home, beginning a series of contemplative moments that continue throughout the house.

 

Material Used :

1. Firestone – Roof – Standing Seam Metal Panel roof in Weathered Copper
2. Soffits and fascia – Western red cedar
3. Garage doors – Western red cedar, shiplap
4. Fleetwood – Aluminum windows
5. Evergreen – Skylight 
6. Peter David Art Glass – Specialty glass in master suite
7. Stefan Gulassa – Fireplace inserts, front door, custom fireplace, custom candle holders, light fixtures, custom vases
8. Chadhaus –Custom walnut and steel dining table, coffee table and bench
9. Cedric Hartman – Standing lights, custom end table, floor lights
10. Tom Kundig Collection – Coffee Table (fabricated by 12th Avenue Iron)
11. Village Interiors – Custom master bed and headboard
12. Christian Liaigre: Fabrics, leathers and slip covers for living room sofa and chairs
13. Ann Sacks – Porcelain tile – Sepulveda in Suede, natural glaze
14. Statements – Porcelain tile – Cebu in Moka
15. Starphire Glass – Glass shower partition
16. Wilsonart – Laminate cabinetry cladding – Khaki Brown
17. Kitchen backsplash, shelves, hood and fireplace surround – Baked stainless steel sheet metal
18. Powder room cabinet cladding and fireplace trim – Hot rolled sheet metal
19. Pental – Solid surfacing – Pentalquartz in Sahara
20. Silestone – Stone slab countertops – White North 1212
21. Stone Source – Marble slab – Calacatta Extra
22. Granite slab – Absolute Black
23. Exquisite Surfaces – Rift cut white oak flooring – Montaigne Collection in Beaumont
24. Ceiling – Western red cedar 
25. Wood casing for beams – Douglas Fir
26. Wood veneer/cabinetry – American Black Walnut
27. Exquisite Surfaces – Wood stair treads – Montaigne Collection in Beaumont
28. Jun Kaneko – Art 

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