Established in 1947, Hilltop is a planned community of 40 homes, all designed in a modern style that thoughtfully integrates with the landscape. To carefully maintain the architectural language of the original Lovett home, we created a dexterous renovation and addition plan that transformed the west end of the home from an awkward open room off the dining area into an enclosed live/play area for our client’s children. We also designed a new mudroom and adjacent patio, and made small adjustments to the open kitchen and dining room to improve flow. All told, we added less than 300 SF, but the sensitive design intervention transformed the existing condition to function much better for the family, with two small kids’ bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large den that doubles as a playroom.
A new roof over the renovated area and addition carries the same profile as the existing roof, making it difficult to tell where the original house ends and the addition begins. “We really did not want to change the aesthetic or feel of the home,” says the homeowner. “We simply wanted it to accommodate our family a little better.” The result is a seamless integration between old and new—one that upholds the rhythm of Lovett’s original design, while bringing a new sense of balance.