What to do when addition space is code restricted? Totally revamp the home with the maximum by-right area increase, visually and functionally extend the space with large outdoor decks. This is exactly what we did by adding only 500 SF as a new master suite on the third floor of the house and wrapped around leisure facilities, linked on two levels. The new elevated living room beam ceiling opens up fully towards the limited ocean view from the 2nd level. Extending a large terrace to the southwest creates an open feeling, amplified by the floor finish continuation, blending the division between exterior and interior with the fully operable sliding doors, stackable in hidden pockets. The deck extension is made possible by cleverly utilizing an existing 12" floor drop to float a 10' tapered edge cantilever. Keeping the current dumbwaiter intact allows a new built-in ethanol fireplace to partially divide the living | dining space without obstruction of the aery presence of the day tract, i.e. essentioal controlled transparency.
The existing master bedroom is reworked into a luxurious master suite with a large walkthrough closet, divided from the sleeping space with a minimalistic wood lattice, which enlarges the room's visual appearance and adds more privacy to the totally remodeled bathroom. The rear yard is reorganized to accommodate new upper terrace access, BBQ | cooking | outdoor dining, as well as an oversized hot tub and ample lounge area. Incorporating the existing fairy tale magnolia tree into the composition adds a tranquil feeling to the overall environment.