This split level home built in early sixties was given a complete face lift and modernized by removing the sloped roof line and adding series of atrium spaces and canopies. The ground floor interior spaces including the kitchen, living room and dining area were remodeled and renovated. On second floor the master bedroom was brought to the front of the house and a home office was added.
The existing dwelling had a low ceiling height with limited sunlight, thus the alterations focused on obtaining maximum natural light. This was achieved with varying levels of ceiling heights and at least two full height windows in each room. The high ceiling central atrium acts as the main circulation hub and separates the various spaces and functions within the home. The windows located at the top of the atrium walls bring in flood of light throughout the day. The atrium also provides substantial quality of air circulation within the home.
We used clean slate of materials such as stucco, stone and engineered wood cladding to highlight the various spaces and volumes both in the exterior and interior of the house.