On this project, the initial approach was to try and solve the problems that were inherent with an unfortunate existing addition that had been built on the back of the original house. Our first decision was to demolish the entire addition and rework the back of the house. The primary goals were to have a large kitchen where the clients could entertain small groups for casual wine tastings, group cooking or formal dinners for large groups. These clients love the outdoors but hate the bugs, so we developed a screened-in porch that opens up to the new living room with a sliding glass and wood wall system by Nanawall that makes it possible to enjoy the beautiful yard from inside the house. They are also big art lovers, and incorporating their collection within every room was great fun.
Upstairs, the challenge was dealing with the sloping bungalow ceilings and a generally cramped feeling. By raising the roof and rearranging the interior spaces, we achieved a very open space with plenty of room to move. We increased the amount of closet storage and the new master bath has his and hers vanities and a huge soaking tub, all in a clean contemporary style.