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On 24, Jun 2013 | In | By joshthomas


The kitchen has become the hub of family life, yet too often homeowners face the same reality as this client – a beautiful, historic home with an obsolete, cramped kitchen built for the needs of a bygone era.

This one-story addition created all the amenities required by the modern, active family that occupies the home, including a large kitchen, breakfast room, rear foyer complete with a mudroom area.

Respite Mudroom

Tight, unwelcoming spaces were opened and expanded to maximize breathing room and create storage and circulation.



Because the home is in a historic district, the original character and exterior materials were preserved while existing architectural elements were improved upon. A poorly proportioned bay window, for example, was removed, as was a narrow exterior staircase and small deck. These were replaced with a large porch that creates ample al fresco living and dining space.


Take a peek of the construction phase photo in my essay-  “Contractors: To bid or Negotiate?”