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Second Story Addition Loyal Heights

Second story addition to small home accommodates growing family [more]

This family of four, soon to be five, lived in a very small and chopped up mid 40's house in a great neighborhood they did not want to leave.

The stairwell to the basement blocked access and views to the back yard which made it impossible to let the children play without supervision. Nor could they get any eastern light into the public spaces in the house. Adding very little into the existing footprint, a second floor was added with four bedrooms and the main floor now has light and views from front to back with open eating and entertaining areas for numerous and frequent guests and plenty of room for all to gather round.

The stairwell, from the basement to the upper floor, was moved to the south side and has tall windows bringing in winter sun and light into the three floors.