We wanted to open up the ‘original’ house to the new addition as much as possible. We removed the brick masonry wall at the back of the house and installed a new steel beam to hold up the second and third floors. We exposed the original brick wall to give color and texture to the interior.
The original house had smaller windows so we used oversize windows in the addition to flood the new spaces with light. The kitchen is now a bright, fun space to gather and it overlooks the new backyard space.
The master suite features a more modern vaulted ceiling with big windows and skylights to complement the historic house.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: