Coastal Craftsman on Historic Ann Street
This 1918 coastal home is a two-story, three-bay, Craftsman house with hipped roof, wide overhanging eaves, and a hipped front porch. Wooden Doric columns across the front completed the original design. An exterior fireplace added in the 1960s, along with aluminum siding and awnings, disguised most of its historic charm for decades. The renovation was a dream project for the new owners, who sought to make it a refuge for their new twin girls.
Enlarging the house for a young family meant overbuilding the original back of the house while keeping the original foundation footprint. The interior was gutted to reawaken Craftsman trim and molding, while bringing the home into the 21st century. The kitchen became the heart of the house, with an original brick chimney about which a large family room and kitchen were orchestrated. The second floor provides a new laundry room and master bedroom suite, complete with a gateway to the new master bath through two historic doors barn doors that were original to the house.