This 1938 house in downtown Raleigh has been 80% gutted and remodeled with a 365sf addition containing a new kitchen, laundry room, master bathroom and closet. The main design goal was to expand the public spaces to provide open living areas, while adding necessary function to create a master suite, all within an extremely limited budget. The form of the addition was created to add height without excess. The upward slope of the roof allowed for higher ceilings and high narrow windows in the addition, creating an airy feel with abundant natural daylight to the public area of the house. Where existing walls were removed, thresholds were created with built-in storage. The pattern and rhythm created from these helps define the spaces without enclosing any rooms.