This residential project included a complete renovation and addition to a dilapidated structure in Over-the-Rhine. The existing building had gone through years of roughshod additions, renovations, and updates. We proposed an addition that amplified the historic spaces while opening the building up to an expansive, modern interior. The pursuit of LEED Platinum, complete with geothermal technology, contributes to this building’s uniqueness in the neighborhood. A first floor suite, located between the garage and utility room and street, is brought to life by the natural light provided by the a new four-story light-well. On the second floor, an open layout was used to create one large continuous space complete with multiple seating areas, a large kitchen, and a dining room that accommodates 14 people. Tiered terrace space creates multiple opportunities for outdoor experiences with public and private separation. The upper floor contains children’s bedrooms, the master suite, outdoor fireplace and a Japanese soaking tub - a true retreat nestled within the bustle of the city.