exterior of period style home
Photo: Lisa Romerein

Perfect Disguise

No matter what style your house is, the trick for any addition is to make it appear as if it were always there," says This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram. It's a challenge he and the rest of the crew helped tackle on the latest TOH TV project, a 1933 house in Los Angeles's densely built Silver Lake neighborhood.

Keep reading to see how the homeowners intermingled original and new elements to create a timeless feel for their family's home.

Shown: The gabled addition at the back of the house fits right in, thanks to careful stucco work and red clay barrel tiles that were salvaged during demolition and installed on the new roof's visible perimeter.
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