The entry foyer and adjacent sitting parlor of this single-family residence respect its traditional Victorian nature while initiating the transition to a careful integration of modern design and clever detailing. The rear of the home resolves in a modern glass tower that overlooks a lush garden. Transformed by a complete interior renovation, rear yard addition and restoration of the exterior facade to its original period detailing, the house is enhanced by the interaction of warm and playful materials, an intimate scale and thoughtfully proportioned spaces—all of which create a powerful feeling of both privacy and openness.