The little house in the photo above was a humble but cozy, family hand-me-down for one person. More space was needed for a couple with frequent guests. The couple wanted to keep the old house and expand in a way that would transform its appearance into a traditional New England look. The photos below show the result and how the roof was raised to achieve the result.
The expanded house has a large living room – a great place for entertaining or just relaxing (photo below).
The original living room (below) makes for a cozy den and still gets a lot of use.
House expansion design by Al Russell. Construction by Owner. Completion: late 1990’s. Photos by Owner and by Al Russell.