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Sometimes, you just need more space. But what are you to do when moving isn’t an option? These five homeowners found solutions in creative home additions.
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  Seattle couple Damon and Claudia Smith decided it was time to expand their home to match their family, which had grown to include three children and two dogs since they first bought the house in the mid-1990s. Their solution: Adding on what they've dubbed the "South-ender."

    Seattle couple Damon and Claudia Smith decided it was time to expand their home to match their family, which had grown to include three children and two dogs since they first bought the house in the mid-1990s. Their solution: Adding on what they've dubbed the "South-ender."

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  Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley. Photo by Ben Anders  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley. Photo by Ben Anders

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  The third-story addition to Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco’s San Francisco home blends seamlessly in both height and scale, giving the couple 500 square feet of extra space without disturbing the surrounding context. Photo by Doug Adesko.  Photo by: Doug Adesko

    The third-story addition to Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco’s San Francisco home blends seamlessly in both height and scale, giving the couple 500 square feet of extra space without disturbing the surrounding context. Photo by Doug Adesko.

    Photo by: Doug Adesko

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  Juliet Gray, Mathias Kolehmainen, and their sons have a new favorite hangout: the wide, gray back steps on their modern Louisville addition. The steps also double as theater seating for when the family projects movies from the second-floor balcony onto an out–building across the yard. Photo by Noah Webb.  Photo by: Noah Webb

    Juliet Gray, Mathias Kolehmainen, and their sons have a new favorite hangout: the wide, gray back steps on their modern Louisville addition. The steps also double as theater seating for when the family projects movies from the second-floor balcony onto an out–building across the yard. Photo by Noah Webb.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  This airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.  Photo by: Lincoln BarbourCourtesy of: ©Lincoln Barbour - All Rights Reserved

    This airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

    Photo by: Lincoln Barbour

    Courtesy of: ©Lincoln Barbour - All Rights Reserved

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