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Evanston Residential Addition

The project consisted of a one-story addition to an existing Evanston, Illinois residence that replicated the form and details of the existing residence. The original two-story farmhouse had been expanded in 1928 by adding a two-story addition to the north that eliminated the original one-story kitchen and attached screened porch. The entire home was then unified by applying a stucco exterior over the original wood siding and a simple trim was applied or added that eliminated the original Victorian details. This latest addition, 65 years later, provided a new kitchen that could overlook the rear yard and a breakfast room with additional storage to replace a 17-year old remodeled kitchen. The project also incorporated a new rear entry, mudroom, and a large deck overlooking the rear yard and garden. New French doors and sidelight windows were cut into the existing family room to provide additional access out to this deck. All of the architectural details and proportions of the existing roof and overhangs, as well as windows and trim, were replicated in the new addition. The natural cedar pergola above the deck repeats the use of the round painted wood columns that exist at the original front and side porches.