The Passons love being engaged with their community so it was more than fitting for them to reflect that through their home. They fell in love with and purchased a 1921 Craftsman style home on a corner lot in North Park but it was lacking the modern living spaces they desired. After interviewing many architects, they connected the most with Christopher Bittner of obrARCHITECTURE who believes that a home can only be designed by understanding the lifestyle it is intended to compliment. The house had nice touches but was too compartmentalized with all the rooms being closed off from each other. To embody openness, the center wall and fireplace that divided the kitchen and living room were removed and a more unified living space was created by adding an expansive kitchen island and open shelving. The second bedroom was turned into a home office that opens into the living area with bi-fold doors to convert the office into a guest bedroom. Floor to ceiling bi-fold doors also opens up the living room into a new exterior sunset-facing deck with wraparound benches. The most welcoming addition is the beer bar off the kitchen with a roll up door, bar stools and taps featuring local craft beers to reflect Omar’s passion for craft brewing.