The client in this particular case loved the location of their 1920s Cape Cod home, but felt that it was too small. The entire living space was contained on one floor and consisted of cramped rooms, including two bedrooms, a dining and living room, one small bath, and a galley kitchen. While there was an attic space, it was unconditioned and only used for storage.
The firm decided to build the addition so the entire first floor only was used for living space, with a small rear addition to expand the kitchen. Meanwhile, by building up, the lot's yard size could be preserved, and a second story could be used for bedrooms.
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