When purchased, this dutch colonial was clad in green vinyl siding. The new owners felt that their home would benefit from a change of exterior materials and some refinement of the façade’s proportions. The initial scope of work consisted of planning for phased construction which would allow the owners to build over a period of time as their finances allowed. A master plan was created to show how the building could change over the course of several building seasons without interfering with the desired ultimate shape. The program included the addition of a porch at one end of the house and a pergola at the other. The scale of the main entry was altered to be more appropriate for the principal elevation. Dormers were added to increase the amount of light on the third floor and to alter the roof line and perhaps most significantly, the exterior vinyl cladding was replaced with an ocher colored stucco.