Common expressions of this pattern when buildings are smack up against each other are bay windows or center patio's.
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Lately I've been struck by the skillful adjustment of building edges in remodels such as 162 Randall (floor plans are on the "Description" page). The views were already jaw dropping, but the addition of skillfully located decks, windows and sliding glass doors throughout the home brought the views and light into almost every room and radically improved it's livability and beauty.
The gin probably helps that too.
Many of the remodels I see dismay me with their lack of respect for the beautiful old architectural detail. This one does fall in this category somewhat and is laid out better for entertaining than for family life, so I'm not 100% in favor, but it does speak to what wonderful improvements can be made by adjusting building edges.
I think the best remodels keep the historic detail and integrity where possible, while opening up dark and convoluted floor plans to allow for how we live today. Truly rehabilitating the building and it's systems where needed (foundation, electrical, plumbing, roof, heating systems) seems the more noble (albeit expensive and often invisible) path, vs. the quick flip that adds little value.