This 1925 Craftsman home, located in downtown Rochester, underwent a full exterior restoration and addition in 2013. The goals of the project were to keep with the home’s original Arts & Craft character while seamlessly blending in the new 900 square foot addition. The restoration followed the National Historic Registry’s guidelines for historic restorations, taking the siding and trim down to bare wood. Great care was given to the exterior Craftsman details, such as the mahogany stained bead board under eaves, exposed rafter tails and extensive crown molding. The addition added a large, open concept living space, master suite, nursery, rooftop deck and outdoor living space with fireplace. The interior design utilizes rustic materials and modern details. The living room features a unique fireplace, which makes a contemporary, yet eclectic statement using reclaimed barnwood. The large picture windows allow for ample daylight and a beautiful view to the outdoor garden spaces. A large rooftop deck now provides this corner lot with views to the neighborhood park and the beautiful Paint Creek. The design pays careful attention to the surrounding neighborhood context and scale. Neighbors remark that it is as if the home had always been there.