USA Trends Home Trends Vol 32 No 1 USA - Page 40

Top and above: The long view – a vista extends from the front living room right through the kitchen to the garden. The kitchen has two zones, with glassware and a drinks fridge set by the servery to the rear. Right: Existing front rooms remain much as they were apart from wider inter-room connections and openings to the outdoors. Pocket sliders can be drawn across the expanded openings to provide room-to-room separation if required. search | save | share at “Moving away from the trend of open-plan living, we reverted to separate kitchen, living and dining areas. These are linked by a series of frames, created by the newly expanded door openings,” says Willett. The interior now has two axes oriented to the reworked back garden. One is a staggered path, zigzagging from living to dining room and on to a new central family room, or sun room. This in turn opens to another informal family space, with the garden and pool beyond. The central room benefits from the light from an adjacent new stairwell and has the airy feel of a sunny