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North End Historic Basement & Master Suite Addition

The Challenge

The Owners had a new son and no Master Suite. They already had a basement but the home was just too small.

The Idea

The home built in 1943 it was in the North End Historic District and contributing. This constrained us to not doing a second-floor. Build an “L” shaped addition with a basement. Weave it into the design to make it seem like it was built this way originally.

The Solution

We designed an addition that turned a bathroom into a hallway to the new space behind the home with a stairwell down to a large 9′ ceiling basement family room with a wet bar.

The Details

We had to deal with a bad plumbing subcontractor and redo his work. We also ended up redoing our basement waterproofing twice. Ultimately, we learned a lot about waterproofing basements. The project turned out wonderfully. This is not the first time we’ve used this solution in the neighborhood.

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Amazing Result