#24: Frank & Katie's Flooding of Natural Daylight

#24: Frank & Katie's Flooding of Natural Daylight

Mar 21, 2006

Name: Frank & Katie
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Size: 460 Sq/ft Duplex

Favorite resource:

University scrap pile, we made our table from discarded drafting table tops. IKEA is also very helpful for the financially challenged.

What inspired you?

Natural daylight flooding into the space and views of the garden; the space is very dynamic with punched out windows and vaulted ceilings; a glass door to the small garden brings the grass into view allowing the two areas to connect. We thought we would need more space for two people but the ample volume has avoided us any feeling of crowdedness.

The large picture window and high walls of the living room play off the lower ceiling of the kitchen which is not deprived of any modern amenities. We love being able to cook a gourmet meal and chat with friends in the living room all at the same time.

Design Tip:

Turn that unused space above the kitchen cabinets into a library; also look for potential storage above staircases, a few hooks can free up a lot of valuable floor space

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