outdoor living space with deck and patio added to this whole house cottage remodel
Photo: Keith Scott Morton
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Added Outdoor-Living Space

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
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