The thin floor plan is interrupted by the stair. It is minimized by having glass on the open side instead of a 'solid' railing.
The house is in a Historic District so front facades cannot be altered. In this case, we provided new windows, restored the door and repainted the masonry & metal facade. The limestone stair and railings were restored but made to meet local codes.
The back of the house was removed and extended. A 2-story aluminum & glass curtain-wall maximizes an east exposure and provides lots of light to the interior, which is about 16' wide x 75' long - a thin house!
A deck, lit with tiny LEDs in the floor, is minimized to let light down to the lower level terrace.