“The same issues at work in designing a space are equally fascinating in designing objects for that space. The real excitement comes from pushing materials to their fullest expression,” said architect and designer Ryan Grey Smith of Grey Design Studio and the creative mind behind this gorgeous, modern and luxury waterfront home on Fox Island. This Washington gem boasts fantastic views, and Grey’s magnificent modern home makes the most of surrounding nature in its rustic yet contemporary design. The outdoor element plays a large role in life and inspiration at this house, which features outdoor living areas overlooking the serene waters. A large second-storey patio overlooks a deck on the ground level, which abuts the pebbled shoreline. Inside, warm woods cover floors and are a significant element in the home’s decor as well. Wonderful windows make as great an impression from the outside as they do in. Grey Design Studio.