Residential Architecture

2nd floor addition to
an Arts and Crafts cottage

Wellesley, Massachusetts

The original Arts and Crafts cottage, built in 1928, was a charming, if almost trailer-like, home (below left). Its timidity of was bolstered by the addition of a second floor, although not to the point of overwhelming its neighbors (right).
Before Street view
Front Photo afterRoof  Interior Stair
Exposed rafter tails, wide window casings, and contrasting window sash express the home's Arts and Crafts heritage. Tall windows illuminate a new 2-story interior stair hall (above left, on left side of house). The First Floor was reorganized around this space, which serves to zone formal/adult spaces and child-oriented spaces.
First Floor before and after

Second Floor -- New

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