Balanced Addition

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    The existing house stopped just to the right of the front steps (which were replaced).
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    The roof lines were tricky. We wanted the addition to blend with the house but also read as a distinct unit.
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    The rear, showing the powder room bump-out and the inverter (AKA condenser) for the heat pump system.
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    The side entrance has a generous roof and swooping stairs to transition from the patio to the mudroom.
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    A small window strengthens the connection between the new space and the old front entry.
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    The homeowner is tall and a key ask was higher ceilings. The ceilings in the existing house are 7'6"; in the new space they're almost 9 feet.
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    The mudroom is accessed off the patio. The new powder is just behind the exterior door.
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    The homeowner fell in love with this Porcelanosa tile. Not easy installing the highly textured tile in such a small space! The pedestal sink was rescued from a previous project.
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    The mudroom features a bench, shoe storage, hooks as well as a closet on the opposite wall (to the left of the camera)
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    Looking from side entry into the original house kitchen.
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    The second floor comprises a bedroom/study with a half wall behind which is copious storage.
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    We used a door with frosted glass for the 2nd-floor office to bring in light and add privacy at the same time
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    A little sitting area on the inside of the front entry window
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    Before... Can't believe the HVAC was hung on the front of the house!
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An addition balances out the facade of this compact home and adds a family room, mudroom, powder room and bedroom, plus a sheltered outdoor space. We also wrapped the existing house with insulation and re-sided it to match the addition. A new ERV (energy recovery ventilator) provides healthy, tempered outdoor air to the much tighter living area.

We couldn’t be happier with our new home!

Michelle, Belmont