Historically Correct Addition
Frequently as family expanded and finances improved, early settlers added on to their homes. Whether to use stone or wood as an exterior material depended on availability, ultimately cost. The same is true today, so that the decision to build a wood addition on this beautiful 18th century stone is historically correct.
Locating the expansion on the back of the original building resolved two needs. In plan it connects to the core of the house so that there is no need to walk through existing rooms to access the new. Also the new structure supports the failing rear stone wall, re-mediating a difficult and expensive repair. Authentic materials and simple clean lines create an addition that looks to have been there for 200 years.