Urban Additions with a Rooftop Deck
Experience a whole-house refresh of a historic 1904 Dutch Colonial home with new additions, stained-glass panels, and colorful details.
What began as a small addition and renovation of this 1904 Dutch Colonial home became a whole-house refresh with historically sensitive new additions: a guest/mother-in-law suite at the back of the house, a dining room and entry at the front, and a welcoming porch between the garden and the home.
The new roof deck uses a pedestal system with concrete pavers, yet the house’s profile remains low from the street, which was a priority of the client. The architect-designed stained-glass panels at the front-porch entry and dining room add a handmade feel to the new spaces, and cherry trim and built-ins maintain the elegant, older feel of the house.
The clients brought their colorful personal taste to the project with a custom tile backsplash and cobalt blue Ilve range in the kitchen, as well as with colorful details in the bathrooms. A new pass-through between the kitchen and dining room references historical details from the home while updating the flow of the space.
Upstairs there is a new office off the primary bedroom, with skylights and a door to the deck. The house’s location at the back of the site allows the clients to enjoy expanded views from the front porch and roof deck.