Merit Award: Historic Collaboration

An elegant and immanently livable design melds old and new in this addition to a 1902 Queen Anne home.

The facade of this Takoma Park, Md., Queen Anne home (circa 1902) remained the same after the 900-square-foot addition was added in back by architect Jeffery Broadhurst and remodeler David Merrick. The new interior spaces are open, light, and airy a nice counterpoint to the Victorian spaces in the rest of the home.

Designed entirely in the rear of the historic structure (seen here), the addition's impact on the home when viewed from the street is minimal.

The project was organized around a new "second front door" and entry hall on the side of the house in the area that forms a hyphen in the massing between old and new.

The single-story addition is made up of a new kitchen, family room, and breakfast room spaces that are open to one another yet subtly subdivided. The kitchen and family room are housed within a new gabled structure.

Shed dormers above the family room (off the kitchen) provide natural light from above.

The breakfast room sits within an enclosed portion of the new rear porch built on the back of the family room.

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