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  • Project name

    Private Residence Exterior Living Space
  • Project Type

  • Location

    Grand Rapids, MI (map)
  • Completed

    Summer '10
  • Constructor

    Bruce Heys Builders
  • Delivery Method

    Construction Manager
  • Consultants

    RJM Design

Private Residence Exterior Living Space

Our goal for rthe outdoor patio was to design a space that would not only provide a private family entertainment area, but also carefullly integrate into the existing structure in a manner that complemented it architecturally. Positioned at the entry side of the home to maximize sun exposure, the design called for a careful balence between public and privite spaces. Through the careful use of landscape design, sculpture and detailed masonry, we were able to achieve a harmonious space where family and friends could enjoy their privacy, but also feel connected to the rest of the neighborhood. Featuring a woodburning pizza oven, a bar, and a lounging area, this outdoor living space provides a dynamic and welcoming space to entertain guests.

On the interior, a corridor was renovated to add a home office that was now open to the interior spaces. By defining the space with a carpet and a bulkhead, the design allows for a free-flow between spaces, while also alluding to the function and privacy of the space.

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