In response to the family’s need for additional square footage, the Phase II project includes a master suite, home office and secondary entrance and mudroom. Decisions made during the first phase of construction allowed for a minimally invasive addition with the new space accessed through the original back door. In order to maintain the simplicity of the original house and still utilize traditional-looking materials, the exterior material palette and gable roof shapes are repeated on the addition. Large casement windows in similar proportions to the original double-hung units are incorporated for broader views and more natural light.
A window-lined "gallery" visible from the front door and living space connects the original house to the new bedroom and office. Exterior siding and an existing window are left uncovered to reveal the house’s history. These materials along with exposed wood ceiling structure help to create an airy, porch-like environment. With the homeowners intending to use the side porch as their primary family entrance, the mudroom (not visible from the main living space) becomes a place for stowing unsightly bookbags and jackets. The home-office is directly accessible from the mudroom and rear porch allowing the occasional client to meet without disrupting the privacy of the home.