We weren't too surprised when we got the call to renovate this dilapidated house because we had already completed the two neighboring and identical houses over the previous few years. The basic program for all three houses was to raise the house to build a garage and an apartment unit below and transform the house into a gracious, contemporary home.

During the construction, the property was sold to Deborah who brought her great ideas and excellent taste into the process. There were a number of modifications that included adding a master bedroom suite and roof deck in the tall attic space. The completed house has living space on the first floor, three bedrooms on the second and the master suite on top. With a steep downhill slope to the back, we were able to add a 1 bedroom apartment with a sleeping loft behind the garage.