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The living room is flanked with views of two courtyards to the north and south.
The new open-plan living/dining/kitchen space benefits from the raised ceiling height and the addition of the clerestory windows on the south, west and north sides.
The view from the kitchen.
The renovation opened the kitchen to the living space and added an island for increased prep and storage space.
Interior spaces, such as the main living area, deliberately frame exterior views. Per the architects: "Thus, the beautiful oak trees on the opposite side of the creek are still 'belonging' to this house by the use of a technique called shakkei or borrowed scenery—to expand limits visually."
The couple share the master bedroom with a sliding door.
Fronting Alamo Square Park, the living room’s pitched ceiling creates an expansive space for socializing and relaxing. The space is accented by a custom sofa and window seat by Franciscan Interiors, rocking chairs from B&B Italia, a Lake low credenza by BDDW. The fireplace-adjacent bench seating is upholstered in William Yeoward Alverdia fabric in Ocean, complementing the teal accents in the adjoining dining room and kitchen.
Design firm Dash Marshall worked with Structure NYC to customize a spec apartment on the Brooklyn waterfront for Rachel Klauber-Speiden and Josh Empson. Built-ins, multiuse spaces, and clever design details give the couple the flexibility and personalization they sought.  The closet wallpaper is Nuvole from Cole & Son’s Fornasetti collection.
Although the spaces have been updated, the home's midcentury style shines through.
The floor-to-ceiling windows are made from tempered glass that can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees. The windows provide stunning views from the Sunset Strip to the ocean.
The open floor-plan is anchored around the original concrete fireplace.
The elegant, modernist-inspired living space boasts vintage Barcelona chairs and a Cassina sectional. The French doors lead out to the courtyard.
A three-dimensional bronze work of art by Denver–based Yoshitomo Saito hangs above the fireplace. From afar, it appears to be inspired by the surrounding bird sanctuary; however, up close, it resembles leaves. The wood-paneled ceiling and the wood columns are both original features.
The influence of the beach is echoed in the living room's sandy, stucco masonry. A wall of windows brings a sense of the outside in.
The third bedroom is presently used as a family room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the stunning, panoramic view.
On the other side of the Cor-Ten fireplace is the living room. The custom Augustin sectional and the cocktail table are from Christian Liaigre, and paired with Ib Kofod-Larsen's Seal chair and ottoman.
The lower level features a bonus family room with a wall of built-in media cabinetry.
This modern renovation of a traditional ranch-style home maintained the midcentury spirit of the home—and turned it into a showcase for the homeowner's collection of iconic furnishings.
The simple indoor/outdoor material palette consists of horizontal, natural cedar anchored by board-formed concrete. "The cedar siding was an easy pick, adding some warmth to the gray concrete, but also making the house blend with nature. We chose a non-knotty cedar for a more modern appearance," says Axboe.
The stylish Presidential suite features a sofa and chairs from Lignet Roset.
Interior finishes include wide-plank European white oak flooring, Pietra Serena limestone slab inlays, rift cut white oak cabinetry, and wax steel detailing.
The Trillium is an off-grid ready building that creates enough solar energy to offset the main house's electricity usage.
The next level holds a living/dining area with a powder room and entertainment area.
An entrance lounge and concealed laundry are located on the entrance level, where there is also a small lounge area with books.
Custom wood millwork, polished concrete floors, and some exposed concrete were used for the interiors.
"The wood adds warmth and consistency to the space, balancing the tough exterior," explains architect Harley Graham.
To give the interior a more open and spacious feel, the team exposed the ceiling beams.
A non-load bearing window wall—a characteristic feature of Usonian houses—dominates the living room.
Living room from front door framing the landscape.
Numazu Club in Numazu, Japan
The front of the wall that separates the kitchen from this playroom is a chalkboard where the couple’s son can play and draw.
A cozy den with an original fireplace sits just off the kitchen. The fireplace, which appears in photographs taken by Shulman, originally had a two-story tall flue and was suspended from chains. Now, it sits securely on a stone platform and the flue ends at the first-floor ceiling.
The neutral color palette was carried over to the interior design, a collaborative effort between Connie Wone, the senior interior designer at Swatt Miers Architects, and Elisa Chambers of Snake River Interiors.
A view of the living area from the kitchen. The luxury gas fireplace is from Ortal.
A soaring ceiling delivers a sense of drama to the open-plan great room.
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
The living space in the open-plan kitchen/dining/living spaces flows out onto the south-facing terrace. The soft gray color scheme works with Cornwall's cool light and large skies.
The floors throughout the home are rift-cut American White Oak finished with Rubio Monocoat.
Floor-to-ceiling Lift/Slide doors by Weiland and clerestory glazing usher the outdoors in to the open-plan living and dining areas.
The ceiling slopes upward at the edges of the house to reinforce the sense of expansiveness created by the panoramic views.
Bright white walls and warm wood details provide the perfect backdrop for an array of colorful furnishings.
Moveable glass walls allow the home to open completely to the garden.
Interior designer Tici Andriani sourced furnishings from Casual Móveis. Galeria Eduardo Fernandes curated the home's extensive artwork.
Between the garden courtyard and sheltered decks that lead out to a pool is an internal living wing. Here, the slope of the timber clad has been carefully placed to provide shelter from the common high winds.
Turning to the lush green rainforest surroundings for inspiration, the team has updated the interiors with smoked oak floors and soft, neutral colors to better highlight the property's unique setting.
A look inside the den with a second fireplace. "Jackie actually had to buy the quarry in Italy as they were running out of marble for the home," notes the listing agents. "Jackie brought the workers over from Italy to build and place the three connected fireplaces. The quarry passed with his estate when he passed away."
A look at the small sitting room with sliding doors to the exterior.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Thanks to the expansive walls of glass, the living space absorbs a strong sense of the surrounding nature.
The bright and airy living room, dining area, and kitchen extend straight out to the wraparound terrace.
The screen helps to better ventilate the interiors. Shifting shadows cast patterns on the walls of the house as the western sun streams through the corridor.
Iron louvers have been used along the western facade to create a narrow corridor between the screen and exterior walls of the main volume.
Extensive glazing provides ample natural light and panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.
 A central staircase with perforated metal treads and risers allows natural light to filter down from the roof-deck level through the center of the home.
Angled balconies at the first and second levels are accessed by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, enhancing the indoor/outdoor living experience and allowing natural ventilation.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.