When homeowners in Winter Park, Fl., purchased a lot adjacent to their home, they decided to build their dream home on the new lot and keep the existing home as a guest house. With a floating step pathway connecting the older ranch home and the new modern home, outdoor living spaces became a major uniting component. In the new home, the kitchen and living areas open up to a large lanai with summer kitchen and retractable screens. Sections of dropped ceiling stand out with rows of lights running between, and the lanai has exposed beams, with lights between, visually drawing the eye to the shared outdoor space.
Project location: Winter Park, Fla.
Contractor: Phil Kean Design Group, Winter Park, Fla.