When the new owner of this 1980s house called for a complete renovation, the architects saw the opportunity to transform its dark, dated interiors while taking better advantage of the home’s spectacular location atop a promontory.
The existing driveway and garage were reconfigured in order to provide for a generous, landscaped courtyard accessed by a series of stepped terraces faced with Pennsylvania bluestone. Exterior stucco walls were replaced with warm ipe planks, while a small trellis and copper-faced, offset-pivot door greet visitors.
A central great room acts as a hinge point between the east wing housing the dining room, kitchen, breakfast area, wine cellar, and children’s rooms; and the west wing containing the master suite, home office, and exercise room. A sweeping aluminum trellis unifies an existing terrace along the home’s rear perimeter, providing shade and capturing breezes.