The two young boys shared a 7' x 10' bedroom and there was no space for a dining table or for coats and shoes as you entered the house. The solution was to add a second story, and to do so in a way that would preserve the charm of the original house. On the south side of the main floor we added a dining room addition with a master bedroom balcony above. On the north side, we added a new front porch and mudroom, and with the full second floor addition, we added 3 bedrooms and one bath. The boy's old bedroom became the new staircase to the basement and upper floor.