The crew began work in back, tearing off the old kitchen and porch. With the help of architect Gregory Zack, Paul mapped out a step-down addition with a basement large enough for a workroom, a kitchen open to a sitting area on the first floor, and a real master suite overhead.
The sitting area would in turn open onto a small deck, which would step down to the lawn, then to a stone patio, in effect lengthening the house while capitalizing on its deep, narrow lot—and incidentally giving the cook a great view.Shown:
The broken-flagstone-and-pea-gravel patio serves as an extra room. Sofa, chairs, and pillows: Restoration Hardware
. Ceramic Lotus stool: Amazon