This project is a significant renovation to a poorly considered ’90’s family room addition to a stately turn of the century home. The original room was disjointed in its fenestration and dated in it’s appearance.
We emphasized the symmetry and height of the room by using archtop windows above large patio doors and windows. The room is anchored by a new stone clad fireplace and the ceiling provides some gravity by expressing structural elements of beams and purlins in new falsework stained in walnut.
We used renderings throughout the design process to aid the owners in visualizing the space, and for describing the difficult joinery for the contractors.
This is a perfect example of how small projects can make a big impact on a space.