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More photos for "Why Rebuild When You Can Add On?"

Browse web-exclusive elevations, floor plans and photos of a couple’s dream retirement retreat in Maryland.

By Mark R. Johnson
Published: December 14, 2012
ADDING ON OVER TIME – In 1970-71, this retirement retreat was first built as a 32x24-foot home. In 1991, an addition, 16x32 feet, was built, and then finally in 2002, a second addition, 18x24 feet, was built. Courtesy Yankee Barn Homes
In the February 2013 issue of Cabin Life, a couple’s Maryland retirement retreat was featured in Gina Chiodi Grensing’s article “Why Rebuild When You Can Add On?” Over the years, the couple actually added on to their home twice so it would satisfy their dreams for a retirement lifestyle. As a web exclusive, you can take a look at these elevation sketches, floor plans and additional photos. Enjoy!

Resource: Yankee Barn Homes,

This Maryland retirement retreat was expanded twice, in 1991 and 2002.

1991 Addition
– The floor plan and elevation sketches show the 16x32-foot addition in 1991 to add a master bedroom/bathroom with a massive fireplace.

2002 Addition – Floor Plan 1 and the elevation sketches show the 18x24-foot addition in 2002 to expand the kitchen and dining areas. Floor Plan 2 shows the addition of an upstairs loft space
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Courtesy Yankee Barn Homes
Screened porch as viewed from the back yard
“You are looking at our screened porch from the back garden. The dormer above the porch belongs to our son’s room. When we built the kitchen addition, his room was extended about 14 feet, giving him a lot more room upstairs in what had been a pretty small bedroom. So, of course, he loved the new addition.” – Jonna Mendez

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