Historic Addition and Remodeling Underway

August 11th, 2006 by Peter Schmelzer

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Although the house is not on the National Register of Historic Places, it is an older home that still has a lot of character. We worked hard in design to support and enhance that character with the new addition, despite limited lot space. How? Through careful attention to proportions and details and through listening to and echoing the existing architectural language of the home.

What doesn’t meet the casual eye are other issues important to the owner that the plan addresses, such as natural ventilation, energy efficiency, appropriate openness to the neighborhood, handicap accessibility, space utilization, and keeping the addition small.

We are pleased with the initial response of passers-by and the neighbors: The Owner already reports unsolicited comments about how well the addition blends in with the existing house in Northfield; it’s not even sided yet!

Mueller Dahl Remodeling is building the addition.

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