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Originally built in 1918, this one story cottage was small and lacked charm or any period detailing with vinyl windows and asbestos siding.  However, it was located in Arlington's Maywood historic district so the original structure had to remain.  A new second story addition and renovation transformed the original house into a two story Craftsman on the existing foundation with original first floor walls to preserve resources and historic district approval.  Excavated basement with underpinned foundation and new rear basement in-law suite under new screen porch maximized the footprint and preserved green space.  Additional sustainable design features are reclaimed materials, VOC free finishes, radiant heat in basement's stained concrete slab, spray foam and formaldehyde free insulation, interior walls with recycled light gauge metal studs, high efficiency appliances, hot water recirculating pump, south facing two story atrium for daylighting deep into core of house, efficient wood stove and radiant floor for heating, etc. 

                       
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Built in the early 1900's, this charming Craftsman home was well maintained, but the kitchen and rear enclosed porch were cramped and functioned poorly.  The Owners desired a partial renovation of existing space and a small addition that complemented the historic home. By creatively reconfiguring space on the first floor, we designed a new master suite on first floor with period bathroom, guest powder room, new period style kitchen for a 21st century family, breakfast sunroom, and a full new basement level excavated out underneath the original house for an in-law suite, office, and recreation room.  Lastly, a detached garage with simple Craftsman style detailing was also added.


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