With a growing family, the owners of this brick ranch were desperately in need of extra space. The second floor addition provided the needed space while giving the house a totally new identity from the street. A carefully integrated porch with a swooping roof gives the owners a dramatic focal point for the covered entry and a place to sit and watch the kids as they run around the neighborhood. The first floor was totally opened up to give the house a comfortable and contemporary feel, with arches to delineate individual rooms. The second floor has three bedrooms and a generous master suite, as well as a second floor laundry room for convenience. The stucco and timber exterior blends nicely with the existing brick and gives the house unique character while fitting comfortably into the neighborhood.