Located in the SW Hills, this residence has been modified over the years to an ambiguous state. With an ideal location and views, our job was to uncover what has been covered up over time. The scheme transforms what is now just a hallway to a new center of life for the owners. This new true living room fills the in-between space of the site and opens onto two new gardens. A formal Japanese garden, in conjunction with a new entrance, occupies one side of the site while a informal gathering space overlooks views to the mountains beyond. The new design becomes a livable link between two parts of the house that in the past have been pushed farther and farther apart.