Fashion + Architecture: Orange and the New Black

SALA Architects principal Wayne Branum designed this eco-friendly Sunfish Lake home to be as low maintenance and durable as possible. The governing factor for the modern farmhouse? No maintenance. “The owner wanted to be able to hose it off,” he says. With durability in mind, Branum wrapped the exterior in copper-colored standing-seam roofing steel and charcoal-colored stucco. The striking 5,526-square-foot house presents two unadorned masses to the street. Even the windows, framed in materials of similar colors, are designed to disappear.

(Michael Haug)

Steel and Crepe
The copper-colored steel exterior shell contrasts with a wool crepe jumpsuit, $360, Alyson Eastman, • Pony and fur coat, price upon request, Ports 1961, • Brown hat, $35, and gemstone ring, $45, Lula Vintage Wear, • Gold band ring (from set of 4), $10, Target,


The gables of the main house and the garage are clad in copped-color steel. Wool shift dress, price upon request, Ports 1961 • Printed shirt, $400, and coat, $750, Alyson Eastman • Necklace, $27, Nordstrom Rack, (Michael Haug)

The cherry cabinetry and maple flooring of the open kitchen and dining area get fanciful contrast from the Hive chandelier made of muslin. Lace jumpsuit, price upon request, Ports 1961
• Nine West mules, $70, DSW,
• Vintage necklaces, stylist’s own (Michael Haug)

The patio and screen porch add outdoor living space. Sweater, skirt, jacket, and patent boots, price upon request, Ports 1961 • Hat, $50, Nordstrom (Michael Haug)

Glowing cherry and the charcoal stucco fireplace lend cheery warmth. Mohair sweater, $357, Alyson Eastman • Isabel Marant plaid shirt, $260, Grethen House, • Skirt and pony hair boots, price upon request, Ports 1961 • SmartWool socks, $18, Dick’s Sporting Goods, (Michael Haug)

The main living space is filled with natural light. Pony hair tunic, price upon request, Ports 1961 • Black-and-white shirt, $400, Alyson Eastman • Isabel Marant plaid pants, $380, Grethen House • Betula sandals, $80, DSW • SmartWool socks, $18, Dick’s Sporting Goods • Vintage earrings, stylist’s own

The entry gallery is a fitting backdrop for the gold sequin dress, price upon request, Ports 1961 • Black-and-white cuff, $44, Anthropologie, • Bakelite bangle, $35, and green bangle, $30, Lula Vintage Wear, • Cocktail ring, $15, Nordstrom, (Michael Haug)

Architect: SALA Architects

Styled by studiobstyle, hair & makeup by Fatima Olive

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