This early 2000s home was made up of a series of compartmentalized rooms. The solution for this remodel was to open up the full interior of the main floor, bringing in light, improving sightlines between living spaces, and creating opportunities for family connection and generous, flexible entertaining. New Doug Fir glu-lam beams replaced the previous bearing walls and were used to organize the revised kitchen, entry and living spaces. The new steel and floating wood stair is flanked by a wall of built-ins to provide much needed storage and a threshold for a private den and bathroom. The dining space was moved to a previously awkward in-between space; enlarged french doors connect to the outside patio and garden.

photography by Nathaniel Willson