The old 1930s 1.5 story wood structure post war small New England cape is undergoing some changes.
I am not sure I will be able to call it the ‘Little Red House‘ much longer!
Major things are happening here.
With two tween girls who share one room coming up in the family – and one bathroom it was time to make some choices. Move? No, I could not leave my little cape. We are out of room to expand on the first floor. Which means – going up.
First plan was – let’s add the bathroom upstairs. Which would require a shed dormer. Update the electrical and separate the girls into their own rooms.
Second plan was – if we were adding a shed dormer why not do the whole dormer on the back for bigger closet space.
Third plan – if we are adding a full dormer on the back, why not do the front too so the girls could have more air/light via windows.
Which leads us to … an new second floor!
August we started construction – here are the before shots of my cute little New England cape. I hope I don’t miss her too much. The old girl has been good to us for almost 17 years.
We call this view the Front (it faces the driveway):
We call this view the Back:
When a huge truck comes and drops one of these huge bins on your front lawn – you KNOW things are starting!!
BE SURE TO ‘FOLLOW’ TO SEE HOW THIS ALL TURNS OUT!!!