This renovation of an unusual prairie-style 1920s home balances the home’s existing character with a light-filled modern addition. The relocated kitchen acts as a hinge that connects the original living spaces to a new skylit stair and to an outdoor cabana and patio. The cabana is made from regional Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and provides an open-air living space overlooking a new landscaped yard, which recalls the owner’s Florida roots.
The design preserves the formal reading of the home, while completely transforming how spaces are utilized day to day. A bright, airy interior creates a sense of calm and functionality, with solid oak wood flooring and warm finishes throughout. The design places value on bringing nature indoors, with an abundance of plants, natural materials, and views to the exterior.