Though nestled amongst the scenic Emerald Hills, the 80 year-old house of the Aronica family was devoid of much of the charm of its setting. Cobbled together and haphazardly â€˜improvedâ€™ without method, the exterior and interior renovations of the residence provide new life to an ailing structure. An exterior â€˜reskinningâ€™ of new windows, doors, skylights, and finishes opens up a new dialogue with its context. Through a thickened â€˜rain-screenâ€™ wrapper and cantilevered wood soffits, the appearance is dramatically altered as well as providing substantial benefits to the thermal performance of the building. A new master bedroom suite with a taut glass corner capitalizes on its view of the valley below.