Walpole, New Hampshire
The old cape sits astride a raised swell in the land, a self-contained classic shape. To become a year round house, the cape was too confined a shape. A more contemporary 40’s like addition stretches out across the ridge top swell, evolving out from the cape and transforming into a form suggesting the process of extending across the landscape.
A lower grade new entry and garage allows entry to the house without traversing the step winter slippery hill. The small windows of the protective cape give way to larger modern windows. The main interior hall is a contemporary art gallery.