A new casual living room that is both spacious and comfortable was a priority when expanding this existing residence for an architect and a librarian. The result surrounds them with books, natural light and a view to the garden. The renovated compact and thoroughly organized kitchen is supplemented by an adjacent working pantry of equivalent size. It provides a pleasant and efficient working environment for a husband and wife who take cooking seriously and enjoy entertaining friends in their home. A master suite was created upstairs and illuminated with new windows and skylights on the private side of the house.