After having raised three children in this cozy one and a half-story cottage, the owners wanted more space for social gatherings, and visiting children and grandchildren. This addition was a challenge, as the house was situated sideways on the lot, and a door in the hallway led to a steep staircase. Worked out in collaboration with an architect and engineer, the final solution included converting the original one-car garage into a street-side formal entry, adding a two-car garage, repositioning the staircase, adding a new family room, repositioning the dining room, and adding a new, master bedroom suite upstairs.

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