To take full advantage of the spectacular view of the theater and existing terrace, the redesigned space integrates the terrace as part of the main living area. A new 12′ high x 15′ wide sliding glass door can be kept open during spring, summer, and fall, making the transition from interior to exterior seamless. A roof/ceiling plane made of perforated stainless steel visually connects inside and out and helps keep the kitchen cool during the summer months. Poorly defined, the wide open living space was not used to its full capacity. The new layout has clearly defined areas for cooking, dining, and entertaining. Custom-designed millwork highlights the fireplace, a focal point for the living area. An oversized couch can be easily reconfigured for a range of activities, from enjoying a book by the fire to throwing parties.