More Space, Same Footprint
The master plan, devised by designers Kim Clements and Joe Schneider, called for a new set of stairs at the rear of the house, illuminated by large windows overlooking the yard. Upstairs, Clements says, the challenge was to create more usable space within the existing footprint. The designers' solution was to replace a small central dormer with a larger one and to raise the roof a bit, which would allow the second story to grow just enough.
Shown: Windows added in the new stairwell channel light inside and through awning-style interior windows in a child's bedroom