Barn-Style Addition

The Renovation

A comfortable cape-style home nestled between conservation land and a working farm gets an addition that fits right in. The addition is a barn-like structure, in keeping with the site’s rural character and the original house’s simple forms. The great room is on the upper entry-level, and a bedroom suite and storage are on the lower terrace level. The expanded kitchen links the great room addition and the existing house. A generous new island is the focal point of the kitchen. The open porch on the lower level, with heavy timbers, exposed metal connections, and stone veneer foundation walls, transforms what might otherwise have been just a walk-out basement into a handsome backdrop for an outdoor living room.