Refocusing a home with a stylish great room

The closed-off kitchen, breakfast room, and utility area were combined to create a new great room which opens onto a deck for outdoor eating and barbecuing. New steel French doors and a sophisticated, energetic material palette give a European flair, while a cozy window seat encourages play and conversation. The opening to the formal dining room was enlarged to double the size of the great room, responding to the casual life-style of this modern-day family.