The addition and renovation work on this 100-year old home certainly came with its fair share of challenges. Not the least being the fact that the home was designed by F. Patterson Smith as his personal residence. Renovation work uncovered many unique construction systems in the original home including four wythe thick masonry wall, three foot thick stone foundations, and exposed floor joists.
The new design includes a great room addition whose massing and detailing was inspired by the original three season porch and the Jacobean crenelations of the original house. Great effort was made to re-use or replicate original details wherever possible. In fact, the original porch balusters were salvaged, refinished, and reinstalled the new addition. New brickwork seamlessly replicates the original – from the selection of the brick, to the color of the mortar, quoined corners, and stone window lintels. On the interior, the new great room celebrates the look of the exposed floor structure found throughout the historic home to dramatic effect.