The owners of this house in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, near the Yale Bowl, needed a third bathroom for their five-bedroom house. The four bedrooms on the second floor shared a single small bathroom, and when their college-aged children came home for holidays, morning traffic jams at the shower were routine. A leaky one-story guest room needed repair, so we extended it and added a second story with a bathroom and sunroom, making a proper master bedroom suite and taking the heat off the old bathroom.
On small projects, the details are essential. The moments where old meets new must be resolved carefully, and the smallest change in dimension can affect the entire composition. This is especially challenging when the project is an older, existing house. Old floors and walls are not often level and plumb, and mixing them with new materials requires smart planning and skilled execution.