Dane Howard runs a collaborative studio for design and fine art. After being a seasoned design executive in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, he and his wife built a custom Modern Farmhouse in Tennessee. This has led to a series of new bespoke projects and collaborations for residential and commercial spaces. Examples and offerings based on this expertise:
Mood Boards and Space Visualization
User Experience Journey Mapping
Visualizing a home at a critical stage can set the project on an important journey. This shared vision can ignite the customer and inspire the architect and designers to see their plans come to life early in a project.
Luxury as a Landscape Tale
These elegant homes craft timeless narratives to embrace their scenic surroundings.
Modern Get-away Cabin
Tucked away in the pristine wilderness of the Colorado Rockies, this exceptional four-bedroom, five-bath cabin redefines rustic elegance, offering a contemporary interpretation of the iconic A-Frame design. This architectural marvel seamlessly blends the rugged charm of a bygone era with the sleek lines of modern minimalism, creating a harmonious escape that pays homage to the early settlers while embracing the comforts of today.
Inspired by the enduring appeal of the A-Frame cabin, this retreat is an architectural gem. Its sleek lines, steeply pitched roof, and expansive windows invite the outdoors in, capturing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush forests. The exterior showcases an innovative use of materials—salvaged wood from trees thoughtfully sourced from each cardinal direction surrounds the cabin, creating a unique connection to the land.
Modern Farmhouse Chic
Step inside, and the interiors effortlessly blend rustic simplicity with modern sophistication. Reclaimed wood accents, exposed beams, and hand-crafted stone fireplaces evoke a sense of nostalgia while the open-concept design and state-of-the-art appliances provide all the conveniences of contemporary living.
Designed for year-round comfort, this cabin is not only a visual masterpiece but also a marvel of eco-conscious engineering. Custom argon-filled glass panels offer unparalleled insulation, ensuring the cabin remains cozy in winter and cool in summer. It's a retreat where you can enjoy the serenity of the mountains in any season.
A True Mountain Getaway
Surrounded by nature's bounty, this cabin beckons you to explore the great outdoors. Whether hiking through alpine meadows, skiing down pristine slopes, or simply relishing the tranquility of the vast wilderness, this modern farmhouse cabin is your luxurious basecamp for unforgettable mountain adventures.
Artistic Modern Farm
Santa Ynez, California
Nestled within the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, where the cool evening breeze meets the warm embrace of the California sun, stands a modern farmhouse that effortlessly marries the essence of history with the sophistication of contemporary living. This captivating residence, perched on the fringes of wine country, pays homage to its agricultural roots while providing a haven of elegance and refinement.
Drawing inspiration from a vintage photograph of a 1905 barn that stood in this place, this white modern farmhouse now stands as a testament to architectural continuity. Its silhouette echoes the region's rich history, bridging the gap between past and present, as contemporary lines gracefully coexist with rustic roots.
Upon entering, one is immediately greeted by the awe-inspiring 24-foot ceilings that lend an air of grandeur to the space. For those with culinary aspirations, the premier kitchen, worthy of a Michelin-star chef, awaits. The home is an artist's canvas, where creativity knows no bounds, and every corner begs to be claimed.
Wine Country Connection
The homeowners share a unique bond with the region, being part owners of a nearby winery. Here, the art of winemaking finds a perfect complement to the artistry within the home, creating a harmonious fusion of passion and lifestyle.
Outside, an organic garden serves dual purposes, meeting the homeowners' private culinary desires while generously sharing its bounty with neighbors and nearby restaurants. It's a nod to sustainability, fostering a sense of community and eco-conscious living.
The contemporary walkway, adorned with welcoming details, extends a gracious invitation to all who visit. It's a grand entrance, setting the tone for the inviting warmth and sophisticated charm that defines this modern farmhouse retreat.
Tims Ford Lake, TN
Along the tranquil water's edge of Tennessee's enchanting Tims Ford Lake, this Modern Farmhouse masterpiece stands as a testament to the harmonious union of contemporary design and serene natural beauty. Perched amidst the lush landscape, this family retreat invites the outdoors in, creating a captivating living experience where reflections dance on glass and every moment is an homage to the sublime.
Infinite Light and Water
This sanctuary is a study in openness and light. Adorned with expansive glass, the home becomes a canvas for the interplay of natural light and shimmering waters. Multi-sliding doors lead to a backyard haven, where a shimmering pool mirrors the architectural marvel and seamlessly extends into the serene lake beyond.
A Symphony of Reflections
By day, the house's reflection dances gracefully in the tranquil pool, creating a captivating visual spectacle. In the evening, an amber glow emanates from within, serving as a beacon to twilight boaters returning home. Visible from over a mile away, it offers both guidance and an irresistible invitation to those seeking warmth and comfort.
Versatile Seasons, Timeless Charm
This modern farmhouse is a chameleon, effortlessly transitioning from the sun-kissed delights of summer to the cozy embrace of winter. It offers a duality of experiences, catering to active family getaways and secluded weekends of retreat.
Lakeside Living Elevated
From the Infiniti pool's edge to the waters of Tims Ford Lake, this lakeside haven is a testament to the enduring allure of waterside living. It's a place where the boundaries between indoors and outdoors blur, allowing nature's beauty to infuse every corner. Here, the lake's tranquility and the home's design harmonize, creating a symphony of modern luxury and timeless allure.
A visual & conceptual partner
I train the models on your architectural drawings and your specific briefing. I interpret this input to create several visual expressions of the project to show your client.
RESOLUTION & DETAIL
Each image is rendered in extraordinary detail and can be printed at photo-realistic quality in large sizes.
The words matter as much as the visuals do. The images created sit together with a tale of opportunity. Stories like this build in strength with each re-telling. A careful craft of client needs, architectural impact, and landscape will ensure a strong foundation for conceptual development and bring it to a successful outcome.
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My name is Dane Howard
I've spent over two decades in Silicon Valley designing digital products and services for Startups and Big Companies. I run a collaborative studio specializing in design and fine art for commercial and residential projects. I use generative AI and fine art to create projects for Fashion, Sports, Apparel, and Architecture.