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September 18, 2016
1:00 – 4:30PM
Lincoln, NE
  • Architect Home Tour
  • Architect Home Tour
6211 Water’s Edge Drive

Spethman Residence
Architect: Dave Johnson, AIA

Scott and Jodi Spethman had a specific style of house that they wanted. Their modern farmhouse, designed by Dave Johnson, AIA, in collaboration with Codah Gatewood, both of Studio 951, is a 4600 SF home with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, built with generous areas to entertain.

The exterior has a modern touch to the classic farmhouse style. The farmhouse styles’ unique elements, like the long cupola, white lap siding and the use of shed roof, assist in creating the distinctive home for the Spethmans. The use of stone and board-and-batten siding painted in gray, contributes to creating the modern elements that are nonetheless very familiar to the style.

The home has a covered porch, as well as a partially covered deck, designed to provide outdoor spaces that will entertain the Spethmans and their guests. The deck and walkout basement was designed to connect to a future pool, and is provided with a pool bathroom area for convenience.

When entering through the main entrance, the house introduces the large and inviting great room. The interior is composed of vaulted, open-truss spaces that intersect at the stone fireplace. The neutral colors on the interior assist in accentuating what is the highlight of the interior. The wood ceiling naturally focuses attention to the trusses in the large interior spaces. The fireplace engages each side of the interior to allow the dining room, kitchen and great room to enjoy the warmth that it provides. The long cupola provides an excellent source for natural light for the kitchen and dining room space that is unquestionably inspired by the farmhouse style.

AIA LincolnArchitectural Foundation of Nebraska