The existing home was originally constructed in 1895. The renovation included demolishing the rear addition and outdated kitchen where the breakfast area lived so a new Kitchen and Family room could be added to engage the rear landscape. The second floor plan did not include a bathroom on the second floor so the design challenge was to add additional space without over powering the existing farmhouse massing. The design incorporated a cross plan that is popular with farmhouse design that allows one massing to start while allowing another to continue. The project resulted in a 3,038 sq. ft. space for energy efficient living.