The basic footprint of the house remained the same. We kept most of the original foundation but expanded ceiling heights from 7’-10” on the old first floor to 9’-0” on the new first and second floors.
The double height living room and kitchen are open to each other to become the main gathering space of the house. They are light filled and open to the back yard as well as the kids’s second floor play loft.
To flood the interior with light, we used oversized casement windows in a clad black finish as another nod to midcentury design. The casement’s slim frame maximizes the amount of glass in each sash and provides full ventilation when opened.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: