Even the interiors received a makeover from one of Ben's college friends, interior designer Laret Casella. Working closely with the couple, Laret established a sleek look to flow with the contemporary addition. During the renovation all of the decorative trimwork and crown molding was removed to give the rooms a minimal elegance. Ben also replaced the base molding with simple 1 x 6 finishing boards. All of the new windows have flat casings as well.
Left: The couple closed in the original screened porch to create their family room and added a master bedroom and bath above. The resulting modernist cube on the back exterior takes visitors by surprise, particularly after they've seen the front.