This family of Physicians and their growing kids live in their Fairfax suburb home for more than 10 years.
With their busy lives and demanding kids, the requirements for their home have dramatically changed.
With their in-laws spending a lot of time over because of the pandemic, they wanted their kitchen and the main level to be a lot larger and more accommodating.
The need for a decent side mudroom, laundry room, and pantry was imminent
We designed it to have a 10 ft addition at the back of the house by removing a bearing partition wall between the kitchen and adjacent family room and installing a structural steel beam. This made a big seamless connection between the new kitchen and the rest of the house.
They had a screen porch attached to the old kitchen that was run down and not used by them. We have reconstructed this space into a new seating/ butler space and connected it to the kitchen. The back part of this porch was converted into a new mudroom/laundry room.
Lots of tall casement windows, a French door, and picture windows were added all around to maximize the daylight on the first floor.
The entire kitchen was relocated into the new addition with lots of amenities such as a 48” professional range, 48” professional refrigerator, and a humongous island 6’x14’ with waterfall quartzite. The island is equipped with a dishwasher, prep sink, warming drawer, microwave, and a lot more.
A contrasting blue glass backsplash tile was a glorified color for the kitchen.
Schemes of quartzite on the countertop, blue cabinetry, and 5” solid plank distressed wood flooring covered the entire house.
The two-side windows of the family fireplace were converted to French doors leading into the new tall vaulted ceiling screen porch.
The old gas fireplace was upgraded and covered with 2’x4’ marble stone floor to ceiling to modernize its old brick look
A new all-glass front door and sidelight were added with a new flagstone front lead walk. The landscaping and list lighting spruced up the curbside appeal of this home.
Old bookcases in the office were redone and painted with coordinating colors.
The living room, dining room staircase, library, and foyer all got new wood flooring, trim, and shadowboxing. The powder room was enlarged with new fixtures and now has a glamorous background wall tile.
We designed an outdoor living space for them by clearing the backyard, excavating, and removing more than a few large trees.
Walking through any of the four backside French doors, you are now in this beautiful backyard covered with flagstone, an L-shaped stone bench and firepit, and an outdoor kitchenette with a large grill and beverage center covered with a gorgeous granite top.
This patio’s connected walk has a stepping stone path for the front yard and from the left side, there’s a screen porch that shows a breathtaking view.
You can hear the sing-along and giggling noises miles away from the family gathering around a campfire on the back patio.
She never imagined that her old home would turn into this beautiful castle. She said, “I always thought I have to build a home from the ground up to get what I want, but now, you have proved me wrong.”
They love spending every minute of it before kids run away to college.
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