We affectionately refer to this project as “This Old Garage”. The client had a common request for the improvements. “We’d like an updated & enlarged kitchen that opens onto a new great room.“ An expanded second floor master closet and changing area was also requested. In fact, the existing 2-car garage occupied the most enviable spot on the property. Private, and exposed to the best views and sunlight, the garage overlooked a breath taking rear pool terrace, garden and woodland beyond. The design solution was inevitable… recapture the existing garage as the new great room and break through the common wall to adjoin it with the kitchen. Then, find a new home for the cars. For resale value, the client insisted we accommodate three vehicles. However, to preserve an appropriate overall massing we convinced the client to settle on a solution including 2 front-loading bays with one additional rear tandem space. The expanded master changing area is within the engaged pentagonal tower seen between the great room and main house.