||Our goal in designing this second-floor addition and remodel was to retain the original façade and most of the exterior walls of the house while creating a more aesthetically pleasing design that would simultaneously accommodate the active lifestyle of a 21st century family. Working with the 80-year-old home’s original footprint, we designed a more efficient circulation system that incorporates a window-lined gallery to showcase the owner’s eclectic art collection. The body of the gallery opens up to the second floor, creating a tower-like element through which the stairs, views, and light from clerestory windows spill down to the lower level. We redesigned the back half of the original plan to serve as the family’s main living area, combining a spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar, and dining and family rooms. Generous sliding glass doors allow the living area to spill seamlessly out onto trellis-covered patio. Although the house is still relatively small (about 2000squarefeet), its bright, open plan gives it a far more spacious feel.