All Together Now
Cladding the exterior of this 1960s split-level in gray elastomeric stucco was both practical and aesthetic. The waterproof, easy-care choice integrated the home’s multiple additions into a cohesive energy-efficient whole.
A standing seam metal roof offers another long lasting, low-maintenance option while securing a tight building envelope. A stainless railing and slate flagstone stoop continue the cool-tone material palette. A new aluminum-frame glass door and oversized transom reveal a stunning view straight through to the back yard. Updated fixtures highlight the home’s contemporary, clean lines.
Can a smart kitchen design really make entertaining easy? Tall walnut cabinetry, recessed flush, creates a continuous wall of ample storage. Stainless appliances—including an oven with warming drawer, microwave, steam oven, and built-in coffee maker—are centrally located in a sensible T pattern. Twin dishwashers and separate refrigerator and freezer add convenience to entertaining prep and cleanup.
Bringing down a partition improved circulation and light between the kitchen and its adjacent study and dining room. Light gray large-format porcelain tiles clad the floor throughout.
Coordinating cabinetry in the breakfast area creates the ideal showcase for an extensive teapot collection. Careful lighting completes the dramatic display.
A floating geometric wall edged in stainless steel balances light between the dining room and study while creating a modern two-sided frame for art.
Recessed halogen fixtures—each with four directional bulbs—allow the homeowners to spotlight their changing art display from above.
A new stainless staircase floats down to the lower level, with a handrail matching the one at the front entrance. Eliminating a beam that dropped into the living area allows the existing two-story fireplace wall to dominate and creates even more display space for art.