In 1999 Doug Sacra designed a 2,800 square foot addition to this shingle-style home originally
built in 1904. The addition provided a completely handicap accessible first floor for an elderly couple including a
new kitchen, office, master bedroom and bathrooms, as well as a porch, patio and 2 ½ car garage.
renovation relocated the kitchen from the dark north side of the house to the south side with views to the garden and patio.
This was a key element of the new design that provides the occupants with excellent daylighting in all of their daytime living
spaces throughout the year.
In 2004 Doug moved with his family to this home and shares the space with Maple
Hill Architects. Since the original renovation Doug has dramatically enhanced energy efficiency of the home, particularly
to the original 1904 portion of the house with enhanced boiler and radiator controls, additional insulation, storm windows
and the addition of an 8 kW photovoltaic system that creates a majority of the home and office electricity.