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This midcentury home’s expansive garage addition (the clients actually use it as a workroom) matches the original brick. A pop-up to the original structure increases interior volume and light with the addition of clerestory windows.

The angled garage connects to the original structure with a new entry vestibule, which extends to the rear deck. In keeping with its age, the home was ready for a new roof, as well as replacement siding, windows, and gutters.

The homeowners—fans of the Craftsman movement—chose the mahogany front door for its period details. Grey cleft slate floor tiles add to the foyer’s organic appeal.

A row of clerestory windows—made possible with the pop-up addition—adds to the natural light that floods the living room from a full bank of new insulated windows below.

The original fireplace now boasts an energy-efficient insert, grey cleft slate tiled hearth, and restored brick.

Natural maple cabinetry—and the clients’ love for the Arts and Crafts tradition—helped define this efficient kitchen remodel.

A glass backsplash—in ever-so-pale celadon—introduces an easy-to-maintain reflective surface and pulls out the quartzite counter’s gray-green veining.

Natural quartzite counters top the perimeter wood cabinetry and generous working island. Stainless appliances and fixtures throughout help unify the clean, cohesive design.

Matte gray porcelain field tile covers the walls of a light-filled frameless shower, while a white mosaic floor offers sure-footed traction beneath. Transitional fixtures—including showerhead and hand spray—in brushed nickel complete the generous space.

The shower’s gray porcelain tile repeats as a surround for the drop-in cast iron tub and contiguous floor. An extra-wide tub deck extends beyond the tub filler into an adjacent shower seat. A double-sink vanity, in rich espresso with a creamy quartz counter and brushed nickel accents, delivers ample storage.

The restored walnut staircase leads to a basement walkout with hot tub.

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Photography by Anice Hoachlander