Three small bedrooms on the home’s south side are converted into a generous guest suite complete with its own rear entrance. Front-facing rooms are converted into a library (which accesses both suites) and the new locale for a mid-house staircase linking both the existing lower level and a new third
kitchen and bedrooms above; family recreation and laundry below.
But such schemes aren’t for everyone and, more to the point, after years of application, narrow rules—like walls-- can wear thin.
Consider, for instance, the case of twenty-five year occupants of a circa-1960s split-foyer situated on a lovely
master bedroom suite; a gourmet kitchen; substantially enlarged living entertainment spaces; private spots for billiards and studio painting, and lots of natural light and visual continuum in all directions.
Ranked above all this, however, was a call to dramatically re-design the front façade.