A Closer Look: Growing Family, Growing Bungalow
Tripled in size, this house went from a weekend cottage to a home for four and still fits quietly into its old neighborhood
Wouldn’t we all love the chance to rescue an old, favorite house in our childhood neighborhood and bring it back to its original glory? Architect Charles Moore did just that. Only, he went beyond a classic restoration by adding second and third floors and reconfiguring the spaces below. And, he did it while retaining and enhancing the Craftsman-style details he loves, seamlessly integrated with sleek, modern materials.
Read more about how Moore tripled the size of his house without adversely affecting the character of his neighborhood — or his charming bungalow in the article Growing Family, Growing Bungalow.
Photos by Brian Pontolilo, except where noted
Before the addition, owner and architect Charlie Moore fell in love with this small Craftsman-style bungalow in Falls Church, Va., when he was a teenager. After buying and restoring the single-story house, Charlie faced a dilemma: move to a larger house with room for his growing family or add on to the charming cottage. Photo: Courtesy of Moore Architects