Update and enlarge an outdated, one-story farmhouse from the Twenties into a three-bedroom home for a young couple. All while making good use of the fabulous views of the municipal golf course in the backyard.
Add a second story that elevates what was once a low-ceilinged, barely-usable space to create two bedrooms and a “Jack-and-Jill” bathroom. The front bedroom retains the original’s attic-like character with nooks and crannies perfect for small children. To make the house live and feel even larger, open the dining room, kitchen and family room to each other, sharing light and axial views. A flexible front room serves as parlor, study or guest bedroom. The original front porch was kept, but updated with new brick facing, durable, low-maintenance fiberglass columns and wrought-iron railings.