This is another ongoing signature PAAremodel project within by-right addition requirements. With a fantastic ocean vista, controlled transparency delineates overall design approach. The underwhelming functionality of the existing 4-story structure is vastly improved by the addition of two new interior staircases from the main third level to the study below and master suite above. The living space is reconfigured with a wow-factor 13.5' high glazed entry, which also showcases a translucent skylight above the upper cantilever staircase and direct stepped-up access to the existing exterior deck, which flawlessly integrates the outdoor living into the home.
A fully open living space plan complements the massive fenestration all around. New shading devices, both aluminum louvers and a fabric shade, provide sustainability and comfort with vent-able shaded buffer to the southwest. Carefully designed cross ventilation allows for natural airflow cooling throughout the enlarged kitchen with an isle and raised dining counter, while the formal dining area connects the rear TV nook and fireplace lounge sections with direct connection to the outside.