This is a traditional home in a well established neighborhood in the metro Boston area. The first floor was opened up by eliminating several interior walls. The major room divider between the living area and the family area is a natural, vertical grained wood wall made of Hawaiian Koa. It does not go all the way to the ceiling giving the room the impression of being larger than it really is. The post in the middle of the wall replaces the load bearing wall along the full length of the building. The steel beam in the ceiling is disguised with additional false ceiling beams.