The client’s appreciation of Mid-Century modern design elevated a nondescript ranch to remarkable new heights—literally and figuratively. A view from the original roof’s peak was just shy of capturing panoramic water views beyond neighboring homes. The solution: a glass observatory standing proudly above a height-allowing and convenient mid-level storage space. This innovative solution required elongating and flipping the interior stairwell from its original orientation. The stairs now spill into a new den and its adjacent refreshed kitchen.