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Fix the Flow of the House With a Backyard Addition

A new family room and master suite, improved entries, and an updated building envelope saved this home from the wrecking ball, again

This small house had been moved to another lot almost 75 years ago—and turned 90° away from the street. As a result, the front entry abruptly dumped visitors into a cramped dining room. The kitchen was hardly much better—a deficit of counter and storage space, and a surfeit of junk that made its way into and out of the house through the perpetually used side entry. Author and architect Michael Klement was hired by the homeowners to remedy this situation. His energy-efficient remodel came to life in an addition on the back of the house, which allowed for long, open sightlines throughout the home; improved the side entry; and found space for a new family room, mudroom, and powder room. The kitchen is now free to perform one function: cooking.

Fix the Flow of the House With a Backyard Addition
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