A Modern Ohio Home: The Little Big House | NONAGON.style
The Little Big House: A Modern Ohio Home

The Little Big House: A Modern Ohio Home

If you want a home that stands out from the crowd, this house is for you

Written by –
NONAGON.style Team
on February 25th 2017
Our team creates original content, from home tours to DIYs each piece is created especially for NONAGON.style readers.

Little BIG House


Exciting and intriguing, this modern Ohio home stands slightly apart from its neighbors on the sidewalk.


It’s nestled among a condominium, a former warehouse and in between a cluster of shotgun houses, typical in style to this area of Cleveland. What makes this house different is its incredibly fascinating wall system at the back. The property boasts undulating shapes and patterns, and inter-connectivity between the front and back parts. Sharing a central courtyard, it’s a big house with all the space and requirements for a growing family. Yet interestingly, this home also allows for the flexibility of splitting the structure in the future to have a series of smaller spaces. Let’s take a closer look.

Modern Ohio Home: The driveway and exterior of this house, which makes a bold impression with its black stucco concrete | NONAGON.style

From the front street view you can see straightaway the smaller portion of the house – its black stucco concrete exterior expressing a bold urban presence. You can also make out a front entrance which leads to a parlor area and living room.To the right you can further see a gate and enough space for cars to enter the parking garage within the private courtyard.

Modern Ohio Home: Mid-century modern living room with white walls and wood details | NONAGON.style

Notice the furniture selection and color scheme of this sleek parlor which exudes mid-century modern vibes. The window frames here are big and wide, letting in plenty of light.

Modern Ohio Home: Minimalist white bedroom with fan accent | NONAGON.style

Upstairs is a kitchen and lounge area, as well as a handful of bedroom spaces that can also be used as home offices or studio spaces.

Modern Ohio Home: Striking angular facade of a modern home | NONAGON.style

You can see from this side into the central courtyard. Out here, a sheltered balcony corridor connects this part of the house with the other. Underneath, custom corten panels make up a fence area along the one side of the home.

Modern Ohio Home: Angular geometric exterior of a modern Ohio home | NONAGON.style

At the back of the house, walls undulate and fold in strong sharp edges. Without a doubt, these walls make this modern Ohio home one of the most fascinating in the neighborhood.

Modern Ohio Home: Angular facade of a modern minimalist Ohio home | NONAGON.style
Modern Ohio Home: Wood staircase with metallic white bamboo-pattered railings | NONAGON.style

The surprising process to design the intricate staircase railings is worth noting. Firstly, an image of bamboo was taken. This photo was then manipulated to give the essence of light dappling through the branches. The resulting pattern is used not only for the rail guards, but also for parts of the balcony, and even some of the wood cabinetry.

Modern Ohio Home: Contemporary white living room with gray sofa and sleek bookshelf | NONAGON.style

Where the house meets in the middle there is a terrace area for hanging out. Big sliding doors make it easy to see out and pass through.

Modern Ohio Home: Open plan kitchen and living area with mid-century modern wood panels | NONAGON.style

The decor of this modern Ohio home is simple yet striking, with all the things you might need. The open plan kitchen works well for a busy family. At the same time, there are other areas of the house to disappear to if one needs peace and quiet.

Modern Ohio Home: Bright white living space with striking staircase detail | NONAGON.style
Modern Ohio Home: Hallway with intricate bamboo patterned railings | NONAGON.style

This is a particularly great shot showing off the dappled sunlight look the designers were going for with the bamboo panels!

Modern Ohio Home: Elegant bedroom with white and gray details| NONAGON.style

Upstairs, the master suite uses clean lines and shapes. The home owners are both industrial designers and were pleased to have a space for their studio and work life, in addition to a space for their growing family.

Modern Ohio Home: Sophisticated bathroom with gray marble details and stylish hidden lighting | NONAGON.style

The bathroom feels light and open with the many spaces where light comes through. What’s more, we can’t get enough of its gray marble finish which adds tasteful contrast to the simple whites of the bedroom.

Modern Ohio Home: Angular geometric exterior of a modern American home | NONAGON.style

Overall, the Little BIG House is an intriguing project. We especially love its repeating shapes and patterns which bring the two sections of the home together. Additionally, we’re fascinated by the staircase which bends and folds, just like the geometric wrapper on the outside. From whatever angle, inside and out, this modern Ohio home can certainly provide plenty of design inspiration, making it a mainstay addition to the Pinterest board.


No products in the bag.

Stay Updated
Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest home tours and giveaways.
Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest home tours and giveaways.