Though this 1918 house was out-dated and undersized for the neighborhood, remodeler Carl Seville saw potential in the 2000 square foot unfinished attic with 11-foot ceilings.
The remodeler only made minimal changes to the front to maintain the integrity of the original house. He doubled the size of the house but there is no change of scale from the curb.
A modest addition of less than 250 square feet to the rear significantly increases living space. The addition is covered with new brick interspersed with salvaged brick to create almost invisible transition between old and new.
The remodeled attic has full-height rooms. A skylight over the new stairwell provides natural light to the center of the house.
The kitchen has Energy Star appliances and on-demand pumps to provide hot water to the fixtures. All the recessed lights in the house are fitted with compact fluorescent bulbs to reduce the electrical load. The house's original cabinets were sold to adjacent homeowners and installed to match their kitchen.