Narbrook Park Residence

Expanding in Narbrook Park

The owners of this modest house in Narberth needed to enlarge their home to accommodate their growing family. The main focus was to upgrade an existing one-story attached garage that had long been used as a living room. By expanding both up and down, we were able to improve the quality of the living room and add a primary suite above to create a home that will meet their needs for years to come.

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Street view

Keeping it Consistent

The original Dutch colonial revival style home has a lot of curb appeal, and we didn’t want our work to compete with it. We planned a modest palette of materials that would complement the stone and stucco of the original structure, opting to use lap siding and simple trim. These materials, in a palette of muted tones, would make it clear that this was an addition, while still letting the original building be the “star”.

Inside, the clean, simple spaces gave the homeowners an opportunity to show their personality with clean styling and minimal, contemporary details.

Project size: 2,210 sf (original house) + 565 sf (addition)
Program: Redesign first floor to enlarge kitchen, improve powder room and family room, and add mudroom. Enlarge second floor to accommodate two new bathrooms, a home office, laundry, and a primary bedroom. Add porch at side yard.

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Original side entry with the addition beyond

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Redesigned powder room

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A new secondary entry with mudroom, connected to a new rear porch

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The new kitchen is larger and more open than the original

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Dropping the floor in the living room allowed for higher ceilings

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New home office in a former nursery

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Home office

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Secondary bathroom inside the new second-floor connector

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The new connector between the original house and the expanded second floor

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The primary bedroom has vaulted ceilings and sits away from the other bedrooms

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Primary bathroom with custom shower

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Primary bath

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The new porch connects directly to the living room and mudroom

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Second floor plan; existing shown gray, addition shown in white

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3d design study; addition in foreground

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