There was a significant height difference between the home and its backyard. So to gracefully bridge that transition, designers created two sets of stairs that lead down from a hallway and the master bedroom. In between the stairs, a banquette is the heart of the sitting area.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.