BEFORE: A poorly made, 1950s-era addition was built onto the back of the original brick house.
Kate and William Flint with their children.
AFTER: The modern, triangular addition is positioned so that large banks of south-facing windows let in warm sunlight in winter and provide beautiful garden views.
AFTER: The living room, kitchen and dining areas create an open, inviting space for entertaining. The dark, slate floor absorbs solar heat and radiates it through the space on winter nights.
BEFORE: The crowded living room had little space for guests. (It's now a home office.)
AFTER: The basement gets natural light from new, extra-large window wells.
AFTER: The kitchen is furnished with water- and energy-saving appliances.
AFTER: Kate and William’s new, airy bedroom suite is now located in the addition.
AFTER: The angled addition softened the severe, blocky shape of the existing house. The roof overhangs on the first and second floors provide shading that helps cool the home in summer.