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The 1970s home—once enclosed and introspective—now opens out to embrace the view with plenty of glazing and outdoor living space.
The post-and-beam structure of the original home informed the remodel and provides handsome, solid details that also help to direct the eye outward.
Breitenbach’s crew went to great lengths to ensure that there would be no roof leaks
when marrying the living room’s existing post-and-beam structure with the
new addition, which includes the nearby dining room. Above the dining table hangs the custom-made perforated-steel light fixture.
Architect Paul Masi wanted a “light, airy, and sculptural” look for the
built it with risers made of the perforated blackened steel and white oak
treads, then installed it on site. The desk is suspended by a metal
cable railing system.
The blackened steel folded wall panel in the kitchen provides continuity of materials as well as texture.
First-floor powder room: The bulk of the simple wood
vanity mirrors the hefty post-and-beam structure of the ceiling.
Open areas for hosting were created within the reorientation of the house, as well as providing views for the outdoors.
The perforated steel panels provide shade and privacy for the master bathroom, while still allowing natural light.
A new deck added to the back of the exterior home provides for interaction and connectivity to the outdoors.
Building with the original post and beam system helped Far Pond to gain the top spot in the 2014 RDA.