By adding a soaring two-story terrace room, this house got the added space it needed, and a bold, fresh style it had never had.
The terraced family room/living room was a giant-tall recreation space that was really several rooms in one.
It was a room for partying as well as family living. The flagstone floor, sealed and waxed, was perfect for dancing. But it was also a resort for music and barbecuing, for wiener-roasting and marshmallow-toasting.
It was a place where, by virtue of its attractiveness, the children would bring their friends rather than go elsewhere. Yet it was also a place that could serve for more formal entertainment when required.
The upper level of the terrace room was a dining room — complete with a dumbwaiter.
Here’s how the retro remodel and addition looked from the outside:
To visually connect the home’s inside with the outside, the dining balcony continued straight through the glass to become an outdoor balcony.
Strong post-and-beam framing, a strikingly prowed roof, and floor-to-ceiling glass gave the structure its character.