So they called us back to say their kitchen had porch envy. A bit tongue and cheek, obviously, but the Grummans were a great client and we were honored to return to work with them. The porch addition had emboldened a significant link between inside and outside - the kitchen and dining area were begging to participate - to complete the cycle of indoor living to outdoor environment.
Interior walls were removed and a massive beam installed in order to open the space from the front workspace area through the dining zone and into the porch and outdoor areas. The adjacent lockers support family activities and fuse with the bento-box ceiling construction to reinforce the interweaving of these functions and frame the space, inside to out.