An Italianate house in Georgetown that had been poorly maintained for many years included rotting clapboard additions in the rear. Renovations had to be accommodated within a highly regulated historic district, so BVA rebuilt the clapboard addition and rear wing to match much of the original architecture which carries through to the twin attached home. The addition includes a kitchen and family room on the first floor, office and guest suite on the second, and enlarged play space on the lower level. The newly renovated garden expresses both a sense of escape and the smart use of urban plot size. The front and back yards connect by a sedate treelined path. This quiet success of a home makes the old and the new indistinguishable.