The site planning of this two-story addition and renovation of a 1920's 'New England Colonial' pulls the house and garage intro a thoughtful composition that creates a protected south-facing courtyard. Although decidedly contemporary, the addition takes inspiration from traditional New England architecture in both concept and detail. The 'garden kitchen', a large room that is both kitchen and dining room, opens through four doors to the courtyard. The stone steps, (granite curbing laid on its side) connecting the kitchen to this courtyard, provide a counterpoint to the wood construction of the house and suggest site-specific permanence. The interior modifications, accommodating the program of a new kitchen and enlarged dining room, (first floor) and a new study and second bathroom (second floor) relieve the feeling of 'constriction' of the discrete low ceilinged 1920's rooms. The traditional plan consisting of seperate rooms is modified so that each room has views extending the length or width of the house.