A project that started as a simple plan to install an elevator evolved into an overhaul from the foundation-up. Issues that had plagued the homeowners for three decades melted away while special requests for space, light, and accessibility were the guiding principles of the redesign. Read on to get acquainted with this picturesque, age-in-place sanctuary.
The previous floorplan was plagued by issues like cramped spaces and chokepoints, aggravated by narrow passageways and dueling doors. As a result, many rooms couldn't fulfill their designated function or simply went unused for most of the year.
An inclined roof with strategic window placement and overhangs helped address the old house's challenges with the sun. The new interior tends toward radical openness, with balanced natural light and spaces seamlessly flowing into one another.
Early 3D renders helped establish the spatial relationships of newly-reimagined rooms and made selecting interior finishes and texture pairings easy and intuitive.
With added spaciousness and welcoming continuity, the new house takes fuller advantage of the stunning views and setting sun that had long been a draw of this hilltop location. The updated floorplan builds on winning features like the wrap-around deck while incorporating loads of wishlist features; it's freedom and flow encourage guests and hosts alike to enjoy a simpler, more relaxing dose of California living.
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