Drawn to a street where they had previously lived, our client was limited in their choices of houses.  The home they selected had been badly maintained and was in desperate need of a full makeover, but they also wanted to keep changes to the footprint to a minimum. The addition includes a porch and a generous den-kitchen combination but maintains the scale of the original house.  Minor changes to the roofline, new windows, and the application of paint to an awkward brick color transformed this home to a lovely English cottage.