Dramatic increase in living space characterizes Great Falls whole house makeover
Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, October 7 – 9, 2016
Innovative interior design includes art gallery, gourmet kitchen
By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES
When economist Mike Martin bought a 5,400-square-foot two-story contemporary on five acres of Great Falls, he knew there would have to be changes. Despite the enviable location and hillside view, some of the bedrooms were too small, as were the closets and master bath.
Above all, the house lacked curb appeal– a problem when one is prominently situated on a bluff above a road where neighbors drive by.
After a few years of occupancy, however, Martin hired a contractor to build a two-level addition. The builder followed a recommended plan to a tee, but not long after the addition was completed Martin’s old misgivings recurred.
He hadn’t liked the look of the original house, and the recently completed 600-square-foot wing hadn’t improved the situation….<Read More>