Seeking more space and a seamless transition to the outdoors, Steve and Colleen Nusinow of Redondo Beach, California, turned to Robert Sweet.
Sweet’s renovation scheme included recreating the couple’s backyard as a natural extension of their living room.
A 22-foot sliding-glass door by Fleetwood opens onto an ipe deck furnished with lounge chairs, a cocktail table, and stools from Room & Board’s Penelope line. The bar is made of concrete and Richlite, a wood-fiber composite used in skateboard ramps.
“When I come home, this is like a sanctuary. I open up the doors and sit outside and read, or work around the house,” says resident Colleen Nusinow.
A cantilevered ipe bench hugs a custom board-formed concrete fire pit.
Sweet carved out a patio over the garage, which the Nusinows have furnished with a cocktail table, a love seat, and a sofa from Room & Board’s Montego line.