Progress at the KHS Harvard Shaker-house renovation/addition

Having posted one early demolition photo for this project to the KHS Facebook Page, here are some progress "Before" and "After" exterior photos. Trim and clapboards haven't yet been painted, just primed. The notable difference between these "Before" and "After" shots is that the corner which had housed an upper level of the screen porch has now become interior heated space. Technically, this is the "addition". We maintained the exterior arched openings, one of which had been infilled with screen/acrylic panels, and infilled them instead with custom patio doors that lead to the exterior to the south and to the remaining screen porch (which has been re-framed) to the east. This additional interior space (with the floor level raised to align with the floor in the living space) allowed us to re-imagine and reconfigure the kitchen and dining area. The other subtle exterior change you may notice is that we replaced a bank of four failing casement windows (to the left of the arched doorway on the south elevation) with three new casement windows, occupying approximately the same size opening. Stay tuned for progress photos of the interior as the construction process continues. ("After" photos courtesy of the homeowners.)

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast