Completed in 2010, this project is a complete renovation of a two story mid-century house situated on a down slope lot. Two levels were added below the existing house with a central staircase and a four story courtyard served to bring natural light deep into the space at every level. The rear four story elevations composed of clear anodized minimalist windows and sliding doors that open to the views along its entire façade.

A glass wall at the entry stair, a small deck next to the kitchen, a courtyard with red cedar siding adjacent to the living room and skylights over the circulation area completes the indoor-outdoor experience at the main entertaining level. The lower three levels are bedroom suites with lounge area and panoramic views to the city.





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Lawrence Lane