Originally this house was a rabbit warren of tiny rooms, half of which were hardly being used. The boys who lived here had more or less learned to avoid the isolated rooms tucked out in the corners and lived primarily in the social, open center of the house. We adapted the house by blowing out all the walls on the upper floor to get a single, multi-use room better suited for their lifestyle of enjoying friends and family. Five jumbo skylights overhead fill the room with light.

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Inside the newly created Garden Room Photo  of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

Inside the newly created Garden Room

Large folding doors open up a new Garden room to the rear yard deck. Photo 2 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

Large folding doors open up a new Garden room to the rear yard deck.

A narrow material palette keeps these large rooms from feeling too busy. Photo 3 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

A narrow material palette keeps these large rooms from feeling too busy.

Tall ceiling and tall cabinets anchor this large multi-purpose room. Photo 4 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

Tall ceiling and tall cabinets anchor this large multi-purpose room.

A long counter height island separates guests from kitchen. Photo 5 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

A long counter height island separates guests from kitchen.

Jumbo skylights open up the room to the sky and also hide built in speakers (can you see em?) Photo 6 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

Jumbo skylights open up the room to the sky and also hide built in speakers (can you see em?)

Light from a single south facing window adds warmth all day long. Photo 7 of A Kitchen for the Boys modern homeView Photos

Light from a single south facing window adds warmth all day long.

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