This growing family requested more square footage for their Craftsman home, and given their lot size going up was the best option. The existing interior had awkward small spaces and the client wanted a more open concept for the living areas. The Craftsman aspects of the existing home were adored by the client, so care was taken to preserve and enhance these features in the new design.
The additional square footage was seamlessly integrated into the existing structure, but also was visually separated by the use of differing wall materials (i.e. siding vs. stucco) and the continuation of existing wood bands.
Working in tandem with the Historical Review Board, this c. 1912 home’s essence was kept intact through the continuation of characteristics such as deep eaves with exposed wood rafter tails, tapered columns, and geometric designs in the windows. The original kitchen was opened up to the family room and a discrete stair case was placed in a way that did not interfere with the flow of the new great room, but also did not obstruct the exterior façade. Oversized casing and baseboard was matched in kind throughout the space, as was the original wood flooring.