• Looking at rear of home showing the cantilevered porch roof and back wall windows.
  • Looking out over the patio table under the cantilevered roof, towards the pool and fire pit.
  • The length of the open layout, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops overlooking the pool area.
  • The minimal living room, including a wood burning fireplace and log storage, is off of the kitchen and overlooks the pool area.
  • A view of a small courtyard formed in the space created by four intersecting hallways.
  • A full bathroom with a double vanity and fireplace overlooking a walled courtyard.

A custom one-story Cincinnati home expands from an open courtyard center in a pinwheel pattern down four legs. Floor to ceiling windows seamlessly transition from the windows to the rafters through a flush header system that allows for a panoramic view. This 4,800 sq ft home’s most impressive challenge, a 24 ft wide cantilevered canopy, spans the 15 ft from the kitchen to the backyard pool with no exterior supports. The canopy required custom-designed supports and anchors to tie the steel framing to the interior shear walls as the folding panel wall below offered no lateral bracing. Other cantilevered details include kitchen countertops.

An outdoor floating yoga platform proved to be an additional challenge. Schaefer, working collaboratively with the architect, planned an innovative yoga platform design providing a simple and elegant space for the homeowner.