On the front of the detached garage, metal sunshades with cutouts protect the library from the afternoon sun by filtering sunlight through the cutouts to provide just the right amount of light, giving the library space a warm, elegant feeling.
A contemporary globe pendant with a cutout surface gets added interest from the splash of bright, Caribbean blue on its reverse side. Paired with blue chevron window treatments, the accents pop against the mostly neutral, gray-and-white surroundings. A white lacquer table and flashy metallic chairs complete the contemporary kitchen and breakfast nook.
As the afternoon sun pours onto this two-story building, the metal cutout sunshade helps to filter the light that makes it into the library. This helps regulate the temperature in the space, but it also dapples the library with an elegant glow that allows readers plenty of light to explore their favorite books.
This privacy shower -- set off from the rest of the bathroom -- features a heavy glass door and a custom cutout shelf area. Varying sizes of the same stone are used to create complexity but a sense of unity.
A small tiled floor strip running through this long bathroom matches the small tile frame of the shower with glass door and neutral marble interior. An archway frames the bathtub cubby creating a bright cut out in the room. Fitting the furniture along the walls leaves the floor space available for free movement through the room.
The screen facade of this two-story construction is made from bronze anodized aluminum with patterned cutouts that are a nod to the original home's precast concrete window grilles. Though this is a contemporary design for this historic site, the building's form and exterior materials match the historic home.