The original house was a very large traditional attached home on a golf course, but the Homeowners wanted an open industrial loft. We approached the design by stripping away all of the walls and details that made it a traditional layout and emptied the space of those barriers. We replaced the necessary structure with reclaimed wood beams and columns and replaced the windows with black, industrial-looking panes. The open kitchen was designed around a sixteen-foot long island that became hearth, family table, work center as well as an aesthetic object all its own. The kitchen also houses large commercial appliances – a 60” blue range, a stainless and glass refrigerator/freezer, a large industrial hood – for a combination of design and function that grounds the project. We also enlarged the deck so that the spaces of the new loft flow smartly out to the green grass beyond.