Main Street House

The renovation and addition to this historic house is located on Main Street in downtown Stowe. Maintaining the historic character of the house was a requirement of zoning in this historic district. The original house had many small and awkward rooms and the circulation was cumbersome at both the main and upper bedroom level. In the new design emphasis was given to opening up the spaces and providing comfortable circulation throughout. The demolition to achieve this left very little of the original building beyond the exterior brick façade. New structure was provided throughout to meet current code and to expand the rooflines and dormers. The result at the main level is a generous cook’s kitchen with an extensive raised bar and adjoining breakfast table nook and family room. Upstairs the roof was raised and dormers added to provide much more expansive bedrooms and bathrooms. At the exterior a wrap-around porch was added to the street and driveway side of the house. At the rear of the building a screen porch with fireplace and exposed Douglas-Fir beams was added. The glossy black finish of these elements provides a clear contrast to the weathered brick façade and white clapboards    of the original house. The expansive barn to the rear of the house provides the ideal location for a thriving home based business.