Location: Waterford, VA
It’s all about location and the owners of this dated 1990s colonial purchased the home for its spectacular views and setting. Unfortunately, the design of the existing home did not live up to its potential. An awkwardly placed mudroom blocked an otherwise magnificent view from the existing kitchen and breakfast room while the second floor turned its back on the amazing high views of the vineyard and mountains beyond. The unfinished basement did little to connect with the beautiful rear yard and the “builder grade” windows and exterior materials were at the end of their useful life.
A rear two-story addition created special spaces on each level. On the second floor, the master suite was expanded to create a retreat in the sky with glass on all sides. On the first floor, a new large mud room with dog shower and a larger open breakfast area created a functional space that maximized the views. In addition, a new deck and stair connects the house to the yard and the new pool and spa. The new basement includes all of the spaces required for entertaining including a billiards area, home office, media room and wet bar. In addition, a covered lower outdoor entertainment area with a two sided fireplace connects the indoors and the outdoors.
To complete the transformation, all new windows, siding, roof, and a front porch changed the tired colonial into a modern farmhouse with black windows and white board and batten siding. A new window design in the great room completed the transformation and maximized the views. The new front porch provides a more welcome entrance and a new space for relaxing and connecting with the outdoors.