It is so exciting when design intent hits you right in the eye. Designing an interior renovation to a Chevy Chase Md. home, I wanted to bring the beautiful Zen rear garden right into the living level. The rear yard is one level down from the living spaces, so a typical window sill hides the garden. Enclosing the screened porch and transforming it into a home office gave me the design opportunity to lower the new window sill to the floor and make a huge 7’x7’ garden view that feels like big screen garden TV. The new glass door to the porch is right on line with the floor to ceiling glass, so views of the garden’s craggy standing boulder and island patio can be seen from the dining room with glimpses from the foyer!

As a residential architect specializing in renovations, it is always a joy when the design intent to craft inviting views as part of whole house transformations is so riveting. This garden view enhances not on the intimate porch-library, now a home office, but the entire living level.