09 August 2005

Armstrong III -- family room

The double height Family Room with full glazing out toward the back yard (toward the South). A large indoor planter built-into the floor is located along the inside of the glass.

At the upper level overlooking the Family Room is Louise Armstrong's bedroom. Operable shoji screens offer a feeling of open space or visual privacy. It also allowed Mrs. Armstrong the ability to keep view the family's ongoing activities.

Below her bedroom, recessed down half a story is the Dining Room. The brick masonry chimney serves the three levels. There are small corner fireplaces in the Dining Room below and Bedroom that supplement the primary hearth in the Family Room.

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