This 80-year old English cottage in Brookhaven, a historic neighborhood in Atlanta, has plenty going for it: a 1.4 acre lot; in-town proximity-and loads of charm. Located in the first golf course community developed in the Southeast, the home’s qualities and potential were apparent to architect and homeowners. Opportunities, yes, but also constraints: namely, a flat-roofed addition detracted from the home’s character. The design-build team corrected the roof, while also adding a conservatory, two-cook kitchen, butler’s pantry, master suite and elevator, with period details throughout. While square footage doubled, the footprint remains intact, with minimal change to the street-front view. The goals of this large-scale renovation were to preserve and extend the appeal of the original structure and surrounds, and create living space to meet today’s needs. This 1920s cottage retains its charm, optimizes views and light, and provides the comforts and custom accommodations for 21st century living.