"We just bought this house and don't know what to do with it. We're a growing family, and we want our home to be THE hangout place in the neighborhood. We also love to entertain, and when we do it's with 40 or 50 people!"
Gracie is overwhelmed at the prospect of complete demolition, but...
North face - After
...after a total teardown, -and a push here and a pool there- all was well.
The Grand Entry welcomes guests into the expansive life of this family.
And the kids love the overlook - one of three.
The Family Room is through the deep arch.
Family Room - Before
Family Room - After
A welcoming new space where French doors and transoms welcome morning and northern light. The new Dining Room is to the right.
Dining Room - Before
Some of this room was incorporated into the new Living Room, and some into the new Kitchen and Pantry.
Dining Room - After
Great space for entertaining with its flanking balconies
and generous openings to the patio, garden, and pool.
Kitchen is beyond, right.
Kitchen - Before
View from the Den balcony, Family Room beyond.
Dining Room framing.
Framing nearly complete.
Past the new Kitchen, you can see the steel framing of the Dining Room;
the Family Room and bedroom wings are beyond.
The pool was demolished, filled in, and a new pool built further east (behind this viewpoint).
Steel framing of the Dining Room is now wrapped, stucco coats are going on.