Hendel Homes brings Mediterranean Marvel to fruition

Because the homeowner once owned an interiors and antique furniture store, she had a vision of what she wanted. “She was really a fun client to work with,” Simmons notes. “This project was a success because she had an open mind about opportunities and possibilities.”

With all the glass, it was important to warm the spaces up. On a cold winter day, the owner can soak up the sunshine and read a book surrounded by a panorama of the river — housed under warm white oak timber beams and a paneled ceiling. Simmons did some “structural gymnastics” to allow for a double cantilever that lets diffused natural light stream in from the east and north on the main floor and provides views on the second floor in two directions.

Rick Hendel of Hendel Homes stepped in with his team to bring the design to fruition. “I love how it turned out,” he exclaims. “They did a great job with the design; it really enhances the house. This was one of those special projects: It was fun to see a style like this being built here, and it fits the eclectic, beautiful neighborhood well. It’s a landmark house now.”

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