Oasis

A small outdoor update evolved into a complete backyard transformation and interior refresh for a long-term client in Prairie Village. As the vision expanded, we partnered with SixTwentyOne Architects to create the overall exterior design. With a focus on the homeowner’s desire for connection, we redesigned multiple spaces to create new opportunities to gather, play, and relax together. 

The original vision was to remodel the back deck, but as we began the design, we kept discovering more opportunities to utilize the entire backyard space better – 2,500 square feet in total. The redesign offers a number of individual spaces for dining, fireside chats, shaded happy hour, or to watch the grandkids play on the sport court. Each separate space flows organically into the next for ease of movement and connection between activities. 

With large windows throughout, we paid attention to the views from inside the home and minimized the typical barriers between indoor and out. This vision prompted additional interior updates, allowing us to build upon previous updates. 

We updated the client’s office with a large picture window to frame the view of the outdoor oasis. The fresh, light-filled new space compelled our team to introduce sleek custom cabinets, slender metal floating shelves, and smartly-placed lighting. Function meets form in this room to draw the eye to the stunning view. 

A lounge found new purpose with a redesign. We combined the small tv parlor with a rarely used exercise room to create a larger gathering space visible from multiple points around the house and on level with the deck. Floor-to-ceiling windows blur the line between where the inside ends and the outside begins. 

Every detail of this project was designed with connection in mind. There’s nothing that can be taken away without affecting the overall function of the space. Each newly designed detail is cohesive with the overall home, yet unique in their own way. 

ARCHITECT:  SixTwentyOne
CONSTRUCTION BY:  Ambassador Construction

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