home, built just after WWII, is in an established neighborhood. Much of
the interior space required reconfiguration and polishing. The new
foyer, with its series of wood columns on low capped walls, was
successful in defining a formal entry. There was no connection between
the living room, family room and rear patio and garden areas.
A dropped beam was installed and the wall between the rooms was removed.
A new dual sided fireplace was installed. The most dramatic concept in
the remodel was a fifteen foot folding wall of class, which easily
accordions to one side providing a completely open interior to the
terraced patios and gardens beyond.
The design program honored the original architectural intent and design
features, while updating both the home’s systems and interior design.
The result is an energy efficient, sleek and sophisticated home,
balanced perfectly within the ambiance of a mid-forties wood frame