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Historic Craftsman renovation in Historic Maryland
Brennan + Company Architects
This growing family came to us with a small, well-worn bungalow within the historic streets of Frederick, Maryland. Staying within keeping of the character and proportion of the rest of the neighborhood, we transformed this unassuming house into a historic, light-filled, family home.
This house, situated in an orderly garden, was transformed from a one and a half story bungalow into a three-story craftsman-style home, affording the owners a new level of comfort and connection to the outdoors.
The first floor solution features an addition to the rear of the house, creating a new open kitchen and adding a dining area that opens onto a stone porch with pergola.
A new side entry and mudroom provide easy access from the driveway to the kitchen.
Pergola detail interlaces with the historic exterior fabric of the home.
A new classic, craftsman kitchen affording all the luxuries of daylight, space and gathering space.
The den was expanded to include space won from a reconfiguration of the mechanical systems, and the opening from the front room to the dining room was re-envisioned as a craftsman parlor with low walls and square tapered columns.
Making use of bonus storage space under the stair, these shelves provide the family a fabulous place for depositing goods when entering through the side entry.
The new main stair features three stacked awning windows that provide ample light and views of neighboring dogwood and cherry trees.
The completely re-ordered second floor features a new master suite looking out on to the private garden through the new arched window and casements.
A new hall bath designed to the very last detail of a traditional 1920's bathroom creates a fresh and appropriate room.