Described as 'modern living at its best,' the Corum Residence plays on dimensions to create a contemporary home. Built by Substance Architecture, this modest single-family residence is located on a four acre site and clearly stands out from the surrounding rural Iowa landscape. The home appears to be a galvanized metal clad "tube" resting on a cast-in-place concrete "plinth". Inside the home is a system of maple and acrylic shelving, an open-riser stair, and a fireplace mass to vertically organize the section and link its three levels. The private "bed and bath" functions are sequestered deep within while more-public "living" spaces have direct access to the balcony nestled at the other end, providing round-the-clock access to breathtaking views. View more pics in the gallery below: