Italianate Solarium and Porch before Italianate Solarium and Porch -- Before after

The rear entrances of this home—a historic Italianate in Rochester’s South Wedge neighborhood—were primitive and dark, and the owners had little view of the back yard.

Italianate Solarium and Porch -- After

The new porch and side entrance additions allow better access and use of the yard. A solarium, accessed by a spiral stair from the new entrance, creates a bright space with great views, a hot tub and a fireplace. Period colors, details, and materials, including copper roofing, stone, brick, and fine woodwork, were incorporated into the new construction.

Site design and development by Jim Kane/Simply Effective