Contemporary Home In Newport Kentucky

We are working on the schematic design for a little 1,600 square foot house in Newport, Kentucky. The home is situated on an urban infill lot with expansive views of downtown Cincinnati. The homeowner wanted a contemporary aesthetic with a tiny footprint. We have 9' ceilings everywhere and the great room has a sloped ceiling that goes up to 13'-6" high. With smaller sized rooms, the rooms can feel much more expansive with higher ceilings and abundant natural light.


We've packed in 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths including a second-floor master suite and a potential fourth bedroom and full bath in the basement lower level. We are always cognizant of critical design elements that allow for aging-in-place.  In this home, we've left ample hallway space, the main floor bedroom can be converted to a master bedroom and we've designed for a 4'x6' vertical chase that runs from the lower garage level all the way up to the master suite for a residential elevator to be installed as needed.

Emma Adkisson