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Growing Gracefully

A smartly-scaled addition promotes family togetherness by offering open, hard-working spaces that blend with the rest of the modest 1920's home

Larry and Susan LeHan had more than enough room for their family of three when they bought a charming 1920s Tudor Colonial in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

But as the size of their family grew to five, the 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home turned from comfortable to cramped. The couple really didn't want to move—the house backs to a 100-acre woodland park—and they didn't want to alter the front exterior or eliminate the porte cochere on the side. The home's half-acre lot, deep and narrow, seemed to limit remodeling options.

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