Concept, Design & Process
Built around 1898, this Victorian home needed renovations to become a better-utilized space for today’s family. By adding only 650 square feet, and renovating approximately 800 existing square feet, Marshall Sabatini was able to dramatically improve the flow and feel of this home. On the first floor, the old kitchen was removed, and replaced with a modern kitchen, double its original size. On the second floor, a master suite and upstairs laundry were added. We also integrated volume ceilings throughout the home to transform once cozy rooms into spacious, open areas.
Charm and beauty abounds in the home’s exterior features. The challenge of course was to blend the original details into the addition, so that any new construction would be undetectable. We echoed the large arches, spanning the front-wrapped porch, on the brackets that support the new roof overhangs of the addition. On the right side, we added a balanced, layered elevation that showcases the steep roof pitches and unique windows. On the left side, a visual transition between the existing and the new was achieved through a two-story box bay element on the addition. Tucked into the corner, this element creates an attractive first-floor breakfast nook and comfortable second-level sitting area.