Leopold House, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Photos by Peter Vanderwarker
Our client found a very affordable 1949 Cape to use as a vacation house in the Berkshires. Our goal and challenge was to give the house an exciting new feel, improve circulation and open the back and the second floor to light and views. Given the tight budget, we limited ourselves to one major move, a large shed dormer facing the view which encloses a new second floor master bedroom, and aligns with new openings on the main floor in the dining area and kitchen. On the second floor the dormer also afforded us some windows at the top of the existing dark and narrow stairway and an opening to the dining area below.