The North Main Makeover brought new program and added function to an 1880’s colonial style home. The project mandate was to create expanded family living without disrupting the home’s character or the already renovated chef’s kitchen. As the centerpiece of what was once an agriculture farm, the home sits in the middle of an expansive multi-acre lot.
KMA sat with the owners to understand their needs and concerns and came up with a design solution that added to the existing structure and carved out new program from existing rooms. The centerpiece of the design is a double-height family room with adjacent sitting room, and includes updates to the façade in the form of cedar lap siding, traditionally hung wood shutters, and a farmers porch that is an ode to the building’s heritage as the homestead of a working farm. A raised stone patio off of the rear of the family room further extends the living space to the home’s exterior.
While the family room addition offsets the existing symmetry of the colonial style, by paying close attention to the scale, rooflines, and fenestration, KMA was able to meet the owner’s desire to add program without disrupting the heritage, style, and adjacent spaces this family had come to love.
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