A Brief History

The addition to a turn of the century residence on West Street in Great Barrington involved solving two problems at once. Providing a shelter for the family vehicles, which required a two car Garage, and the need for a Playroom (above) for two young children dictated the form of a major addition. During the design process, the children's Playroom, (with an adjacent bathroom) became the Master Bedroom Suite, with its own pellet stove reading area to provide additional heat as well as an intimate reading space in such a large room.

The addition of a Swimming Pool with its companion Bathhouse in the backyard was also part of the program given the two growing children's programmatic desires.

Before & After

Existing residence before addition and alteration.

After two-story addition and alteration.