A central stair leads to a flexible basement, which could serve as an in-law suite, and to the home’s upper level, which is turned into a delightful common space that feels both airy and cozy. While open in plan, specific areas are delineated by a series of exposed wood trusses. Bands of windows, one stretching 56 feet, usher in daylight while also offering views of the urban terrain—telephone wires and all.
Although the architects plan to sell the house in a more propitious time, they and their family are currently living and working there. “The amount of light is so uplifting,” says Von Glinow. “It’s a very peaceful place to be.”