After decades of adjustments, this 1914 house required a strategic modern intervention that leveraged the qualities of the original design and updated the inadequate and overworked areas. Easy access was given to the kitchen, back yard, and main floor living spaces without compromising each space’s sense of privacy. The new bathroom found a central but discrete location. A simple kitchen was designed as the home’s social center, providing a space for cooking, dining, laundry, and circulation to an open back yard.

Photography: Mark Woods

Architect of Record: SHED Architecture & Design