Home #3 Silent Rivers Design+Build
2820 Virginia Pl Des Moines, IA 50321
This 1996 home received significant functional improvements and an aesthetic uplift to harmonize the family’s love of warm contemporary style with their existing oak woodwork. A clever kitchen design removed a wall that blocked views of their terraced landscape. A large, half-circle island now offers dining and conversation space surrounded by garden views. Since their home also serves as home office, the laundry room needed relocated out of the bathroom used by clients. A creative design solution delivered on their wish for a master bathroom laundry room. The 1990s fireplace was relocated and given a contemporary surround that continues to the vaulted ceiling for needed visual drama. Concrete countertops with integrated sinks, modern oak cabinets and earth-friendly Marmoleum floors come together beautifully with existing oak woodwork. The best surprise is the new custom entryway bench and coat “tree” that keeps this active family organized.
Silent Rivers, winner of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, is a highly respected design+build company celebrating 26 years in remodeling, custom new homes, outdoor spaces, historic preservation, custom cabinetry and furniture. Our design+build process integrates design, construction, estimating and management services within one comprehensive and caring team to create value that is second to none. The integrity and continuity of this holistic team approach is foundational to our successful history and loyal following. Clients love our efficient communication, creative solutions, accurate pricing and detailed completion schedules. We create inspired homes using deep-rooted disciplines of authentic artistry, timeless durability and superior craftsmanship. It’s a concept we call “the art of building, the building of art”.