Floods lead to adoption of modern design

An entrepreneur has adopted a modern, glass-rich design in his home after his property was destroyed by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, it has been reported.

Greg Nicholson tells online resource the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he wanted a new living space that was more "open and luminous" but that was also immune to the destructive potential of a nearby creek.

The glazed canopies of a 25-foot atrium provide the living room with a flood of natural light, while natural materials such as cedar and oak echo the natural setting that the edifice enjoys.

Furthermore, natural materials such as oak and cedar are used in the home.

Concluding, the resource notes: "Trees even reflect in the bathroom mirror, thanks to the clear glass divider separating the master bath from the bedroom."

In related news, selling agent Knight Frank recently noted that the extensive use of glazing, specifically floor-to-ceiling windows, provides spectacular views at a property development in east Sussex.