You can appreciate the views and the changing light of the sky from anywhere in the open area, but the living area is closest to the grand opening in the wall for the greatest enjoyment. The fireplace warms the space, so the overhead garage door may be kept open even on cooler evenings.
The floating white stairway with its absent risers adds to the transparency by minimizing obstruction to the light entering through the wall of frosted panes.
DESIGN TIP: Artwork is key to a room’s design, not an accessory added after the design is complete. These large, dramatic art pieces charge the energy of the home and are key to all the other selections. Different art would make for an entirely different experience in the home.
The ceiling for the mezzanine gallery lowers the scale and allows for an interesting effect. The gallery is broad enough for furnishings, including a desk. Below the back gallery is the entrance to the kitchen. A house for two or a crowd, the partial wall shields the kitchen activity and maintains an undisturbed entertainment space.
It’s a small home with strong connections to the outdoors, but the forms are geometric and modern, and there isn’t space for a garden.