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Veranda ties together old and new ... seamlessly.

Make the additions invisible. That was the approach taken in remodeling this Napa Valley, California, ranch house. The original house had a hip roof, with broad verandas for relief from summer heat. Jarringly different, a flat-roofed bedroom wing added earlier looked like a shoebox loosely linked (by a hallway) to one end of the house. The owners wanted to create a master suite and to blend the original house with the old and new additions. Piedmont architect Brad Neal camouflaged the additions by extending the veranda across the front of both, and by extending the house's distinctive metal roof line. Now the veranda can be used as a sheltered breezeway connecting all the bedrooms. El
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Date:Sep 1, 1990
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