The homeowners purchased this brick home with the goal of an addition and renovation to modernize and make it work better for their family. The existing maze-like first floor had three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom. The homeowners opted for a full reconfiguration of the first floor as the family living area and to add square footage with a full second-story addition for the bedrooms. We created a craftsman-style house where the roof creates a second story and covers the full footprint of the first floor, making it look original to the house. Adding two gable dormers in the front and a shed dormer gives the interior space enough ceiling height.

  • We replaced all the windows with a 6 over 1 grid pattern for the windows that evoke the Craftsman style.
  • The new dark front door and sidelight allow for natural light and have a simple glass pattern that also contributes to the Craftsman style
  • A new porch spans the width of the house. The continuation of the house’s roof provides the cover for the front porch. We used low-maintenance Trex decking and railing.
  • To create a shingle-looking exterior we used composite Cedar Impressions shakes, which are low maintenance. We also used composite trim and brackets.
  • Our designer extended the foyer slightly to create a more welcoming entry, which also allowed for a new side window to bring in natural light.