Compact Kitchen

With less than 130 available square feet, the tight budget limited the new design to keeping all plumbing, electrical, and appliances to their original locations without affecting the existing hardwood flooring. Through proper space planning, maximum storage was achieved, thus allowing the client to customize two of the upper cabinets for display storage with reeded glass door fronts. A dual-purpose wine rack located within easy reach of the stove also houses vinegars and oils for…


Curved Island Addition

A 15×30 addition accommodates an expanded kitchen and family room with entertainment center with rustic charm. Wide plank floors and 2-tone cabinetry are accented with colorful tile and professional appliances. The vaulted ceiling exposes the existing upper bedroom that was converted to an office loft exposed to below. A flush concrete covered patio extends beyond the kitchen to enhance the exterior aesthetic and functionality.

Mediterranean Patio

A monumental re-build of a failing elevated patio. The patio and wall systems appeared to be in good shape until they were removed, exposing a substantial amount of rotted framing material. Existing structural elements were maintained while water saturated sub deck materials were replaced and waterproofed. Cast concrete ballustrade set on foundation wall over waterproofed membrane and pedestal pavers. Built-in swim spa with LED lighting was protected,maintained and serviced during the reconstruction process.

The Evolution of the Home

Over the years, the home has been used for different purposes. 1940’s – 1960’s: Rooms were relatively small and secluded. Gatherings were held in the living room or on the patio, and it was not uncommon to ask your neighbor for a cup of sugar. 1970’s – 1990’s: Larger common areas for entertaining made “cocooning” the term used for home-bound activities. The 2000’s have made the home function more as a “hive of activity” where…