“The purpose of this project was to turn a residence with small or no connection to the outside into an open and functional residence. Originally developed by an engineer who made workplace buildings, the property had an introverted presence and grand scale. The owners wanted anything modern and functional and most importantly, usable.
Our idea was to re-center the property around the central living spaces. We carved out a formal dining space and restructured the stairs to be much more effective and effective in organizing the circulation through the property. Windows replaced glass block and doors that reflect the grand scale of the property become transitions and views from the beautiful views overlooking the yard and the lake. A new kitchen with an open strategy transforms the kitchen into the hub of the house that gives the space for gourmet cooking and nevertheless be a location for family to gather.
The exterior of the property received architectural upgrades that broke up the massing and scale to be far more residential and visually organize the façade. The interior went through a big transformation as rooms had been realigned with current wants of the owner. The master suite was enlarged with a new bathroom and a massive skylight more than the tub to flood the previously dark space with light. Interior finishes, lighting, and updated plumbing turn into properly appointed rooms that are refreshingly comfy and light-filled”.
Photography by Alex Hayden.