My brother’s amazing modern home

This is my brother, Neal, and his wife, Stacy (and my kiddo with them). You’ve met them before here, here, and here, when I shot their engagement and wedding photos a few years back. Well, now they’ve got a new house, and it is absolutely awesome. It’s newly built—they moved in just last September—and Neal and Stacy worked with the builder to design it themselves. Ben, Quinn, and I took a little trip to Iowa last month to visit them and see their new home in West Des Moines, and the house is so incredible I just had to share.

Through that relatively unassuming front door is one of the most amazing living rooms I’ve ever set foot in:

Am I right?? Those windows are to die for! And here’s a better shot of that gorgeous pendant light:

This is the kitchen, which is open to the living room:

And the dining room, right off the kitchen:

The dining and living rooms are separated only by this beautiful see-through gas fireplace:

I want it all! Including the glass paneled staircase:

Here’s the money shot—the view of the living room from the second floor:

Those windows! I just can’t get over them. Too, too perfect.

Here are a couple bonus shots of my little dude enjoying the space:

And hanging out there with his grandparents (my parents):

We had a great trip to Iowa, and one of the highlights was definitely seeing Neal’s and Stacy’s beautiful home. Sleek, minimalist, modern style that’s still comfortable—that’s a tough combination to achieve. Good thing they have a well-equipped guest room so I can come visit often!

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