This 1,600 sf mid-century home is in a well established neighborhood and has lots of character, but the client is a young family who needed more space and wanted to open the house up to the large and shady backyard. We kept the front of the house the same, but extended the back of the house to add more generous space, a second floor and a roof deck with downtown views. We added new, modern interiors, but kept key pieces of the original house like the painted brick and oak floors. The addition takes its cues from the existing house, but is articulated in a way that makes it clear what is new and what is old. The form and materials are set back and restrained to complement rather than compete with the original house.