Built as a single family house in the 1870’s, this structure had been converted in to an apartment building in the 1950’s and was old, tired and unloved. The clients wanted to reclaim this house as a single-family house again while making it comfortable and functional for 21st century family of four and housing a full time home office above the carriage house. The house was completely reorganized and done in a way that juxtaposed modern and period details creating an energetic tension between new and old. All 4 floors were rearranged to accommodate 5 new bedrooms and master suite, a large kitchen and combined living area, a family room and den as well as a home office and study areas. All interior and exterior finishes and building systems were replaced and upgraded.