This project consisted of a kitchen/family room remodel, work to the master bath and a substantial deck extension overlooking magnificent views. The primary goal was to create a language that would balance and complement the existing “modern ranch” aesthetic, and open up to those views. A practical requirement was to remove a wall separating a small, dated kitchen from the family room as well as vaulting the ceilings to add more dimension to these spaces. The play of natural light, textures, color and materials all added a vibrant dynamic to the formerly boxed-in, cramped kitchen. The island became the central organizing element as it bends to work with the change in the geometry to the existing plan. Three sets of sliding doors enhance the indoor/outdoor connection between the kitchen and the deck, a welcome feature for these clients who love to entertain.