We were asked by this client to design a new addition consisting of a Family Room, state of the art Kitchen, and Utility Room to their existing farmhouse originally built in the 1870's and one of the oldest homes in Contra Costa County.  The previous addition dated from 1906 and thus, the finished home includes construction from three centuries--1800's, 1900's and 2000's!!  The primary directive was that the new work match and respect the existing home's architecture, detailing and spirit.  The client's appreciation and insistence for authenticity governed the project design and construction.