The modern prairie-style home, developed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, blends with the surrounding landscape and showcases flowing functionality on the inside.

This home was the headliner of the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes in Grand Rapids but continues to be a fan-favorite today. The owners of this wonderful modern prairie-style home wanted to ensure that the design of the home emphasized the forest-framed views of the river. Understated earth tones, light colors, Fon du Lac stone and wood accents also play off the home’s surroundings creating a space that truly embodies the modern prairie-style home.

Rustic light oak and sandalwood poplar were used throughout the home to tie together the spaces. The natural grain visible in all of the cabinetry lends itself to a natural feel. The dark walnut island countertop and white quartz perimeter countertops continue the organic sense of the cabinetry. All of these finishes juxtaposed by the clean lines of the hardware, flat-front cabinet doors and modern ringed pendants hanging over the island create a modern prairie-style that is worthy of the home’s beautiful location.

Modern Prairie Style Kitchen Dining

Project Team

  • Cabinets: Grabill Cabinets
  • Builder: BDR Executive Custom Homes
  • Architect: 42 North Architects
  • Interior Designer: Christine Di Maria Design
  • Photographer: Chuck Heiney Photography


  • Kitchen Perimeter: Inset flush door style, custom stain on poplar
  • Kitchen Island and Hood: Shaker door style, custom stain finish on rift cut white oak
  • Dining Bar: Shaker door style, custom stain finish on rift cut white oak
  • Laundry: Stratum door style, Rustic Light Oak finish
  • Master Bathroom: Inset flush door style, custom stain on poplar
  • Office: Shaker door style, custom stain finish on rift cut white oak

Design Selections

  • Kitchen Island Countertop: Grothouse custom stain on oak
  • Kitchen Perimeter Countertop: Calacatta Novus from Colorquartz


  • Wolf Convection Oven
  • Wolf Gas Rangetop with Griddle
  • Wolf Wall Oven
  • Bosch Panel Ready Dishwasher
  • Thermador Panel Ready Front Refrigerator
  • Perlick Panel Front Undercounter Beverage Center
  • Marvel Panel Ready Front Undercounter Ice Machine


  • Location: Ada, Michigan
  • Style: Modern Prairie-Style, Modern, Contemporary


  • 2017 Spring Parade of Homes, Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids

Honoring the location of the site was paramount for the owners of this stunning riverfront home. Natural materials and subtle tones were used inside and out to help this modern prairie-style home blend seamlessly with its surroundings.

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