The entry level and a basement floor below are original to the house. The top floor is the addition.
Bernstein replaced the original cottage’s dark shingles with cedar in a light stain. Tall windows with skinny aluminum frames bring modern into the design — not to mention maximum light from this west-facing wall. The wide window on the upper right gives the master bathroom both light and privacy. The overall play of horizontals and verticals have a graphic dimension, right down to the zigzag of the stairs framed by the entry window.