The clients had owned this house for thirty years with a sister and her husband. The other couple had decided to build their own home in Monterey (for which Dana was the project architect when she worked at Clark and Green.) This is a second home and the clients, who live in Brooklyn, wanted more spaciousness and amenity in the house because they planned to use in more throughout the year.
The scope of the project was extensive and included a new entry, stair, kitchen, and first floor master bedroom wing. A new heating system was installed, and the septic system had to be relocated to make room for the addition. An existing spiral stair was removed and the new stair in the entry addition served to reorganize and greatly improve movement in the house.
The builders were Mark Jordan and Mike Caryofiles, who have worked on several projects with Dana.