Classic Fan Garage Redo

A wall damaged by a garbage truck provided the perfect opportunity to update a classic fan garage. Some additional ceiling height a new roof and re-structured and supported interior walls make for a structure that remains classic on the exterior but ready for a new life on the interior.

River Road Hills Basement

We started a basement renovation for a friend in River Road Hills today. The plan is to get everything fully guided first so that we can confirm a new bathroom kitchenette and living room for the basement. Looking forward to seeing the plans come together.

Working with Kathy Corbet Interiors

1920s Bungalow

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION IN BROOKLAND PARK, RICHMOND VA

(scroll down to see photos of the construction in progress)

We completely overhauled this spacious 1900+ sf house. All the historic charm has been maintained, all systems are new, including, wiring, plumbing, & HVAC.  The rear includes a 1st floor mudroom & kitchen, a master bath, laundry, and there’s a walk-in closet on the 2nd floor. Finishes include original & reclaimed wide plank hardwood floors throughout. Bathrooms feature natural stone & ceramic tile, custom vanities, & frame-less glass shower walls.  Chefs kitchen with high-end appliances, loads of counter space and a stainless steel farm sink. Energy efficient windows. We installed a generous privacy fence as well we poured the spacious concrete patio.  

Libbie Hill Park Kitchen Renovation

CHURCH HILL

This large space was originally two rooms, a small back kitchen with a wood-burning fireplace for cooking and a more formal dining room.  The Glynns wanted to keep the open, friendliness of the space but return to the original function of both cooking and eating in this room.  However, instead of trying to mingle the formal look of the original dining room and the more rustic but functional look of the original kitchen (originally separated by a wall) they decided to style the space after elements from the kitchen alone.

But first, the 1994 kitchen needed to be removed.

PRIOR TO RENOVATION

The kitchen was last renovated in 1994. It included a cabana-style island which needed to be removed to open up the space.

The kitchen was last renovated in 1994. It included a cabana-style island which needed to be removed to open up the space.

Detail of the space after removing the island as well as the sheetrock covering the original wood-burning cooking fireplace.

DURING THE RENOVATION

This 30 second video below takes you from demolition to completion.

THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOW THE FINAL KITCHEN

Wallace St, VCU Rowhouse Reimagined

A 96 year old woman who moved to the street in 1924 told us that one block near VCU built by a single developer between 1924 and 1928 was the first block in the “west end” of Richmond (just blocks of Harrison and Cary) where African Americans were allowed to build new homes.  The historic homes are only along the north side of the street because the south side was still pasture land for cattle.  This head to toe renovation included new roofing, all new systems, and a replacement of the original lead water lines. Original hardwood was preserved upstairs while a highly patterned maple was included on the first floor where rotted floor joists required the replacement of flooring.  This project is now home to some of the luckiest renters in the VCU area.

Classic Fan Gregorian Renovation

This majestic Georgian three story sits on a double lot that makes it feel like it belongs more on Monument that a street a block off. A complete renovation included a new kitchen, converting the original carriage house into a mudroom and powder, a new master bath, and a third floor office.  It also included relocating an exterior streetlight to make room for a new automated gate intended to blend in like an original. 

Sharon Lane

A CLASSIC CAPE’S TRANSFORMATION TO A LUXURY FIVE BEDROOM FAMILY HOME

This classic Tuckahoe cape in University Heights near University of Richmond was begging for a reimagined life.  We relocated the front door, added height to the first floor ceiling, “popped the top” and added an addition off the back.  The result was a five bedroom three and a half bath home with a custom mudroom, heated tile floors, conditioned crawl space, storage galore, and an above grade bluestone eating porch.