Merit Award: Old-House Renovation: Fortifying the Foursquare

The 1910 home, in Arlington, Va., gained 1,500 square feet yet without losing its original character. Exterior colors are characteristics of the era.

Before. The home's original wood bevel siding and wood trim had been covered with vinyl siding.


Built-in cabinetry flanks the fireplace in the family room addition.

The kitchen addition has storage and light in abundance, thanks to high windows.

A rear bay window brings in light.

Period interior trim and details include antique heart pine flooring.

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