Bouler Architecture was asked to design an addition to a residence in Huntington, NY, transforming a standard colonial into a post modern Mediterranean villa. After looking through a few architectural history books, several elements prove to be essential to this archtypical style. By integrating the stepped facade and cupola as a central feature to the roofline, the house changes its character. The addition of tower on the end gives the clients the necessary space and balance, but prevents the home from appearing too symmetrical. The real key to the transformation, however, will be the choice of materials and finish.