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the owners required. The best outlook was blocked by the kitchen cabinets. The renovation needed to provide a more powerful connection with the outdoors and the leafy woodland landscape.” The entry was consequently moved back towards the street and clearly defined by an elevated wood terrace and a large, steel-framed, etched-glass canopy that provides shelter in wet weather. “To conceal the awkward gap between the roof heights, which was making the boards prone to rot, I added a thickened Before wall structure that extends out from the house,” Waddell says. “This also helps to anchor the entry, visually. “We added an entry foyer, which had been lacking – in the original layout, guests walked straight into the formal dining room. Because the remodeled laundry, family entry and powder room are at the garage end of the house, the family now get to pass through the new foyer on a daily basis and enjoy the same arrival experience as guests.” Major changes are also heralded i