This neighborhood consists of handsome houses from the 1920’s and ranches tucked between them in the 1960’s. In this project, we took one of the ranches and essentially turned it into a handsome house from the 1920’s.
We added a second floor to the house with four new bedrooms and a broad landing prefect for doing homework. The house’s new gambrel roof is a better fit for the neighborhood than the house’s original shape. We added a front porch that addresses the neighborhood like the older houses on the street do.
This project wasn’t a historical restoration. Rather, it was a case of creating an imaginary history for the building.