This contemporary residence remodel project is designed as an expression of our client's two great passions: the art of cooking and modern art. The project design evolved from our client's desire to transform their home with architecture that seamlessly blends a contemporary design aesthetic, facilities for professional level culinary cooking, and a stunning modern art collection into a place for living and entertaining. The original house was built in the nineteen seventies and consisted of two separate houses on separate lots. It was not very practical for a family of five and the lots were merged and the two houses were linked. The house has been added onto and remodeled several times with the emphasis being on the interior spaces, leaving the exterior understated. The client worked as an interior designer in her father’s architecture office and was an integral part of the design team. She is also a gourmet cook so the kitchen was a priority. To this end a bedroom was sacrificed to provide the necessary room. The curving sculptural islands were designed to function per the clients specific needs. A copper clad ocular offers a dramatic view into the new kitchen from the entry courtyard and conversely opens the kitchen and breakfast nook open to the sculpture garden. A second ocular with translucent glass lights up the new bathroom. The owners have a wonderful art collection and providing the appropriate setting for these pieces was an integral part of the design process. Kal Wall ceilings and skylights bring in natural light to help balance the bright light coming off the Pacific Ocean to the south.