Life's a breeze

Renovation invites a breath of fresh air into a hillside home

On the front wall of the home, the view of the front courtyard makes working at the sink a more pleasurable experience.

To make room for the double ovens and wine storage, the kitchen designer borrowed space from the adjacent dining room.

Shiplap walls add another layer of texture to this family room. Windows take up a good portion of the wall space to take advantage of the superb view.

This wall-to-wall custom hood was hand-brushed by the kitchen’s designer to give it an antique look.

The view, easily visible from anywhere in this covered porch, is what convinced the owners to purchase the home.

This home previously had a batten board exterior, now it is French country with stucco and stone.

French country touches find their way into this home in many places, including the antiqued cabinetry.

To add more texture to the powder room, the interior designer covered the walls in linen, not wallpaper. The mirror belonged to the homeowner’s mother and was refinished.

Ventilation inside a custom range hood keeps smoke from accumulating in this covered porch’s outdoor kitchen.

The construction team replaced nine sets of sliding doors that spanned across the back wall in the family room, kitchen, master bedroom and living room (shown here) with floor-to-ceiling windows

Generous openings invite an easy flow between the family room, hallway and formal living room.

Custom cabinetry topped by honed Fantasy Grey marble conceals refrigerated drawers in the family room’s wet bar.

From the hallway and dining room, the view through doorways into the kitchen appears to frame a cherished armoire rather than the refrigerator that it is.

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