Branching Out

While the owner enjoyed the simplicity of this one-room house in the woods, he wanted to spread out a bit.  Adding in three different directions might sound unusual, but in this case it proved rewarding.  A new kitchen to the east soaks up the morning sun. A raised bedroom suite to the west affords elevated views as well as bathtub-soaked sunsets. And a deftly-placed screen porch to the south provides prime pond views without blocking sightlines from the original house. The living space remains where it was–though now a more airy space within this still tranquil retreat.