Prior to the project, the house lacked a proper driveway and parking area
Our solution for the much-needed driveway, parking area, and entrance.
A beautiful and private sunlit terrace.
We also renovated the master bathroom, installing French doors that lead to an outdoor terrace
The window over the master bath provides a great source of natural light while creating an aesthetically pleasing environment.
Lastly, we built a tool shed for them in the backyard. We even included a small gable and columns to give it some architectural character.
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NEW DETACHED SHED
new circular driveway
The focus of this project was the exterior, specifically adding some grandeur to an already magnificent property. Located in the Stratford Hills area of Richmond, this home has 3.5 beautiful wooded acres and a location close to the James River. However, the front of the home did not engage occupants upon arrival. The driveway led directly to the garage doors, which were located on the side of the house.
A new circular driveway was added in front of the house. This serves as both a parking area for visitors, as well as a orienting device for the property. A pine tree is located at the center of the driveway, on an axis that lines up with the front door. This serves to connect the driveway to the entry of the home, in a way announcing its presence.
This idea of announcing the entryway is reiterated by a large brick staircase--flanked by stone planters--and then again by a new Federal Style pediment that protrudes from the front door.