LIVINGSTON

Livingston
The new owners of this expanded ranch wanted to modernize their home as well as add living space with height that reached beyond their existing 8’ ceilings. 
The rear addition included a dramatic great room, new dining area and playroom.  The upper deck, designed to be accessible from the existing and new
 living spaces, is anchored to the ground with tiered Corten steel planters, connecting to the lower deck with a gentle progression.
Modern residential architecture. The entry area was modernized with a large steel pivot door, new paving and stucco finish to emphasize the existing recessed entry area.
The entry area was modernized with a large steel pivot door, new paving and stucco finish to emphasize the existing recessed entry area.
Modern residential architecture. The cedar clad volume on the left is the addition to the original house. Matching siding and metal cladding were used in parts  of the existing house to provide continuity across the facade.
The cedar clad volume on the left is the addition to the original house. Matching siding and metal cladding were used in parts 
of the existing house to provide continuity across the facade. 
Modern residential architecture. The upper deck level cooking area was surrounded by Corten steel enclosure. Mid level deck is for  dining and lounge furniture, and Corten steel planters provide the connection to the yard level.
The upper deck level cooking area was surrounded by Corten steel enclosure. Mid level deck is for 
dining and lounge furniture, and Corten steel planters provide the connection to the yard level.
Modern residential architecture. The new steel door and sidelight is surrounded by walnut panelling. New stairs lead to existing bedrooms.
The new steel door and sidelight is surrounded by walnut panelling. New stairs lead to existing bedrooms.
Modern residential architecture. The existing living room wall was opened and connects to the new dining area with a double-sided fireplace, allowing more light between the volumes.
The existing living room wall was opened and connects to the new dining area with a double-sided fireplace, allowing more light between the volumes.
Modern residential architecture. This great room space was the primary addition to the existing house. The dining area is capped by a walnut strip recessed ceiling.  The large custom cabinetry houses various types of storage and provide separation for a play area for the kids.
This great room space was the primary addition to the existing house. The dining area is capped by a walnut strip recessed ceiling. 
The large custom cabinetry houses various types of storage and provide separation for a play area for the kids.
Modern residential architecture. View towards the kitchen also shows sliding panels in the cabinetwork that close off play area from the main space.
View towards the kitchen also shows sliding panels in the cabinetwork that close off play area from the main space.
Modern residential architecture. Dining area with view to kitchen and Living Room.
Dining area with view to kitchen and Living Room.
Modern residential architecture. Walnut kitchen with quartz counters and porcelain tile backsplash.
Walnut kitchen with quartz counters and porcelain tile backsplash.
Modern residential architecture. Walnut paneled entry area to the master bathroom.
Walnut paneled entry area to the master bathroom.
Modern residential architecture. Custom built vanity area. Solar shades provide a luminous backdrop to the walnut and steel framed mirror.
Custom built vanity area. Solar shades provide a luminous backdrop to the walnut and steel framed mirror.
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