Odell and his work crew dismantled the stairs that went up to the attic space. They swept away the laundry room and a closet, freeing space for a new powder room and a more inviting entry and a mudroom. And they took the south side down to its framing and removed part of the attic floor to extend the old kitchen's cathedral ceiling. Flooring came out, and insulation and a more efficient heating system went in.
"We also added more windows," Clark says, "and that really lets the life of the house shift to the sunnier southern end." Radiant floor heat doesn't hurt, either.
Shown: During stage one of the whole-house redo, the master bath acquired inspiring style and storage.