Our client had 4 separate rooms in this space - living room, dining room, family room and kitchen.  There were 8 ft. high ceilings.  The client could get into the attic and always envisioned the ceiling being opened up to the roof line.  We designed this space to make the four rooms into one by removing the walls, adding supports and raised the ceiling.  The fireplace fascia was redesigned, doors were changed, clerestory windows were added.  They finally had the home of their dreams!