|The home lacked open, inviting spaces conducive to entertaining.||An addition enclosed a breezeway to create a welcoming foyer and expanded the detached garage into an open kitchen, living and dining space.|
|Designed with low ceilings and few windows, the original kitchen felt dark and cramped.||The new kitchen/living area boasts vaulted ceilings with timber-frame trusses; folding glass doors open to the pool.|
|With the existing colonial-style windows, rooms were dim and lacked a connection to the outdoors.||New farmhouse-style windows and doors by Jeld-Wen let in light while complementing the original vernacular.|
|A fireplace in the existing family room blocked views of the pool.||A bank of windows now affords sweeping views of the pool and farmland.|
Renovation Architecture & Construction: Mark Kohler, KohlMark Group Architects and Builders, Burke, Virginia. Photography: Greg Hadley.
HardiePlank siding, trim and barn lights complement the original period architecture.