adding a second story to a ranch home east greenwich rhode island

Adding a Second Story to a Ranch Home in East Greenwich, RI


Adding a second story to a ranch home is a dream for many homeowners – but many don’t know where to start. This stunning project from Red House showcases just how you can get the space you need.

For many homeowners, location is everything. When living space is limited but your neighborhood is irreplaceable, this type of vertical addition might be the best solution for gaining more space. Such is the case with this close-in East Greenwich family who hired Red House to add more space inside their home while creating a striking architectural statement on the exterior. Keep reading to learn more about adding a second story to a ranch home in Rhode Island. (And check out Part II – How Much Does it Cost to Add a Second Story to a Home for more information).


A Vertical Addition

This East Greenwich home is one of our most transformative projects to date. Starting as a single-story ranch, our team expanded and converted the structure into a two-story Gothic Revival home! This second-floor addition not only increased valuable living space inside but also added tremendous value and curb appeal to the exterior.


Before: a traditional ranch


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After: the plain ranch is transformed into a 2-story Gothic Revival style home. Photography by Aaron Usher III.


The addition includes three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with two walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom, a second bathroom, and a laundry room. A new centralized staircase with a second-floor hall open to the floor below was also created to connect the two floors.



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Curb Appeal

The front of the house is adorned with three steep, eye-catching gables with overhanging eaves. Simple bargeboards decorate the central peak. The gables give the house character and a historic look, fitting for the Historic District close to Main Street in East Greenwich. Gothic-Revival style architecture was prominent around 1830-1880 in New England. A broad one-story porch common to the style was also a welcomed addition to the home’s facade.


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After: The second story addition creates curb appeal along with plenty of living space. Photography by Aaron Usher III.

Check out Part II of this series if you are curious to find out how much it costs to add a second story to a home in Rhode Island. Are you considering adding a second story to a ranch home? Schedule a Discovery Call to learn more about our design-build process for your home addition project.


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Photography by Aaron Usher III.
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