This narrow, two-story residence was divided by a central bearing wall that obstructed light and created small unusable spaces at the first floor. The wall was removed and the space was visually integrated together. A diagonal kitchen island was designed to separate living, kitchen, and dining areas. Additionally, the diagonal line leads the eye from the entry to the living space and out towards the rear yard. A rich palette of materials was selected for the project. Concrete was used for the eating bar and fireplace surround. Cherry wood was used for kitchen cabinetry, fireplace mantel, sliding barn door, and kitchen soffit. Venetian plaster was applied to all diagonal wall surfaces. The floors were refinished with bamboo.