Living room at Facility by Carlo Parente Architecture.

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The plywood stairs that lead to the terrace from both the living room and the family room are a solution to the challenge of wildly varying floor heights. "Carlo solved this with what turned out to be a defining design element," says Bob Faust. "We now have platforms that usher you in and our generously. They also act as alternative seating and art spaces." On display in the family room is an African ladder, and an artwork by Block 37.