This two-story Evanston addition not only added a new kitchen and master suite, but completely remodeled the exterior of the home. The tired brick façade was updated with James Hardie® cement siding, and energy-efficient windows and doors. Protecting a one hundred year old tree provided challenges during construction, but the lush surroundings were safeguarded per the clients’ request. By the same token, the details of the home that reflected its lengthy history were updated to reflect the home’s architectural style. A new wraparound deck with trellises lends visual weight to the new floorplan.