My company recently completed the renovation of a 30-year-old raised ranch in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. The job transformed a nondescript house that would have been at home in suburbia into an architecturally unique residence appropriate to its resort-island setting.
From the beginning, it was clear that one of the most technically challenging parts of the job would involve the end of the house facing the street — a drab gable with two garage doors. Determined to make this elevation into a welcoming entry, architects Geoffrey Koper and Katie Hutchison had designed a 4-foot-deep addition with a 2-foot-deep...
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