Kitchen, Wood Counter, Recessed Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Range Lam and her son Max prepare a snack together in the open-plan kitchen at the center of the house. The fir floor that covers the living space steps downward twice, creating a grade change that roughly follows the topology of the site. The ceiling is sheathed in untreated hemlock; the custom stools were designed by Brent Comber.  Photo 5 of 9 in When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable