The building, originally a contractor’s shop, was converted into a 2,000 square foot single- family residence in 2002. The existing shell had the potential for great natural light on three sides in addition to an interior height of 12 feet - floor to ceiling. The house is organized to allow for full height ‘public’ rooms around the perimeter and a raised podium on the interior, where the private rooms (Master Bedroom, Ensuite Bathroom and Guest Room) are arranged. The existing steel beams are exposed and then sandblasted and sealed. The polished concrete floor has radiant floor heating embedded in the slab on grade. In the Living and Dining Rooms light streams in through oversized French doors opening onto the garden. The fireplace, clad in cor-ten steel and oak, separates the Living Room from the Master Bedroom beyond, with the fireplace hearth at floor level in the bedroom and at seating height below.