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The view from the kitchen.
Subtle lighting gives the living room a cozy glow at night.
Located in Portola Valley, California, this renovation of a William Wurster Ranch house began with a study of the home’s history. Inspired by original photos of the 1950s home, the renovation refreshed its significant architectural past without detracting from its Wurster essence.
A home near Rye, England, opens onto a deck through a Sunflex door. The living room features a sofa by Terence Woodgate, 620 chairs by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ, and an Oluce Atollo 239 lamp by Vico Magistretti. The wood-burning fireplace sits along one wall in the room, with a bright orange flue acting as a sculptural focal point.
When the husband-and-wife team behind Austin-based Co(X)ist Studio set out to remodel their 1962 ranch-style house, they wanted to update it to suit their modern lifestyles—as well as demonstrate the design sensibilities of their young firm. The original home was dim, compartmentalized, and disconnected from the outdoors. Architects Frank and Megan Lin opened up the floor plan, created an addition, and built an expansive back porch, using several reclaimed materials in the process.
The living room, positioned centrally on the second floor, has access to both the private backyard and northern city views.
The post-and-beam construction is highlighted by the use of white paint against the ceiling's natural wood finish, creating a chic, modern look.
The open-plan living room features expanses of glass, integrating the lush surroundings into the bright and airy space.
A Bensen chair and shelves, along with a Diurne carpet from Salari, sit in the den.
Exposed beams and shoji screens, which conceal the dining area, add to the home's charming character.
The living spaces on the ground floor now consist of exposed steelwork with polished concrete, timber surfaces, and large Crittall windows.
The living room takes full advantage of the homes' stunning views.
The upper level is home to the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
Materials enhance this natural connection, reflecting the silvery hues of the overcast sky of the Pacific Northwest and tying the building to the forest floor.
The repurposed divider slides into place and helps trap heat generated from the wood-burning fireplace.
The timber doors of a former garage have been repurposed into a room partition that separates the main living area from the rest of the ground floor.
The roundness of the house lends itself perfectly to an open, wallless floor plan.
A view from the second floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows keep the interiors bright and airy, while full height curtains provide protection from the heat of the sun.

Photo courtesy of Tobias Laarmann
A wood-burning stove keeps the living room extra-warm and cozy in winter.
The light-filled living room, with a London stocks brick wall, vintage mid century furnishings and modern Scandi decorative touches.
Built-in storage solutions and floating shelves provide ample storage in the main living space.  Homerwood Hickory flooring and exposed structure reach outwards to the views beyond.
The team employed sun-tracking computer modeling to calibrate the roof planes to protect the interior spaces from direct sun in summer and provide passive heating in winter.
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Austin, Texas
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A walnut-topped table and Womb chair, both by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, offer a cozy spot for reading.

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.