This house renovation and addition was designed to take advantage of a home site adjacent to a city park that was heavily under developed. The old house was in bad shape and with little character. Our task was to utilize as much of the basic structure as possible and add to it in order to maximize the property value. Because the property was narrow, we kept the detached garage and renovated it. The new second floor became three bedrooms, two baths, and a laundry, while the main floor was opened up to form a more usable family living area. One bedroom was kept as a flexible office or bedroom for the main floor. The home has become a little jewel along the street.