Larchwood Residence

How do you join two rooms while maintaining levels of intimacy? In an effort to bring southern light deep into the dining area, a demising wall was removed. A clerestory of glass has been added with a passthrough below to the yard. The kitchen has been completely rethought based on morning and evening routines. Ample storage allows for much of what was displayed in the original servants kitchen to be hidden. Elements such as an herb garden, a raised serving area, with nook below, a chalkboard wall, and a built in bookcase brings down the scale of the combined spaces to arrive at a more intimate design. A newly relocated basement stair with relocated door and trimwork touch upon the sustainable aspects of the finishes.