From the June/July 2017 Issue

A House with a View – Family Room

 |  Photographer Peter Rymwid  |  Designer Theresa Scelfo  |  Architect Andrew Passacantando, AIA  |  Builder George Strother

The French doors and wide expanse of windows in the family room at the back of the house offer views of the valley. The 10-foot coffered ceiling visually breaks up the space and makes it more livable, Passacantando says. It also allows for the discreet placement of speakers and pin lights to highlight artwork—a better option than having these more visible in a flat ceiling. The room has two seating areas featuring kid- and pet-friendly furnishings, interior designer Theresa Scelfo says. A beige chenille sofa sits in front of the fireplace opposite a pair of chairs in a golden brown hue; the chairs can be moved to accommodate different seating arrangements. Jack Wright designed the custom built-ins, with arches topped by pilasters flanking the fireplace.