Connected Indoors and Out Poorly designed additions to the back of the house blocked both the sun and the yard itself. The rooms were removed to make way for a single living area, which includes a wall of transom windows and French doors that now lead to a deck and backyard pool. "What the house needed overall was more transparency," says Heather. "We wanted to open up the home to the outside."
Vaulted the Ceiling To make the new addition feel more spacious, Heather went not out but up with a 17-foot-high vaulted ceiling. Reclaimed-wood beams, salvaged during demolition, ground the airy, white space. A large but delicate chandelier with a burnished brass finish helps anchor the room, while a vertical custom metal-framed mirror emphasizes the room's height.