Small Addition, Big Improvement
A new entryway dramatically helps the function and appearance of a small Cape.
Synopsis: An architect shows how a new entryway addition on a modest Cape Cod brought major improvements in the house’s exterior appearance and as well as interior function.
When most people start thinking about additions to their houses, they think big, and rightfully so. Additions are the most direct route to an extra bedroom or a bigger kitchen. Sometimes, a few small changes can have an equally large impact on a house. In our case, adding only 50 sq. ft. radically changed the little Cape my husband and I bought a few years ago.
We loved the tree-lined, kid-filled neighborhood made up of small “starter” Capes built just after World War II. But our house’s front entry was a problem. There was just a door in the wall, nothing that acknowledged the importance of the front door as a symbol of hospitality. The lack of an overhang or roof meant…