Bay Tower Addition

Designed by Paul Buum

with Marcy Townsend

With their third child sleeping on a landing at the top of the stair, this family needed a fourth bedroom. This served as the impetus for a project that included a main-level renovation, kitchen remodel with built-in booth, a new mudroom and half bath and a couple’s suite. Zoning constraints denied expanding the footprint, resulting in the main level being remodeled from within. The additional bedroom grew from an existing bay window into a two-story tower crowning the second level. A light-gathering, south-facing dormer was added to space above the garage, creating a couple’s suite with bed, bath and closet. The new addition aesthetically complements the existing brick cottage, transforming the house while accommodating its growing family.

Construction by Showcase Renovations
Photographs by Troy Thies
Midwest Home, March 2009
MplsStPaul HOME Remodel Magazine, Fall 2009