The clients' main goal was to improve the connection of the house with the pool and garden and to improve the home's public spaces.
The dining room was co-opted to create a foyer of a scale suitable to the house with a large pivot door clad in copper tubing welcoming visitors. The Great Room was expanded in volume to establish a clear hierarchy of spaces in the house. This large room serves as a hub, with all the functions of the house revolving around it: to the north the entry, to the south the terrace, to the west the bedrooms, and to the east the kitchen, garage and home offices.
The terrace and trellis were created to unify the house and garden. The travertine terrace meets the Great Room with generous steps that extend to the edge of the existing pool. An aluminum trellis, designed to accommodate two existing trees, covers the space.