A ranch style home in Virginia gets an incredibly inspiring transformation

traditional hillside house exterior

Moore Architects together with Liz Mearns | Imagine Design has renovated this ranch-style home nestled into a hillside of Arlington, Virginia. Many homes in the region are torn down to make a home livable for the modern family. “This hillside house is the perfect example of what a homeowner can do with their simple ranch-style home,” states Moore Architects.

This renovation looks to be a completely custom home but was built entirely from the existing framework of the old structure. The architects work hard to preserve buildings, wherever they can, to minimize cost as well as disturbance to the land around them. Continue below to see the rest of this sensational home…

traditional hillside house entry with a staircase

The owners wanted a home that gave each member of the family their own — places to relax but several public spaces to spend time together.

traditional family room

Above: The light-filled family room feels roomy but cozy with several seating areas, including an expansive, custom window seat which immediately became a favorite spot for homework and weekend reading.

traditional family room window seat

Above: The window bench was designed to be 1′-0″ high to allow for a thick, mattress-like cushion to be placed on top. The depth of the bench is 2′-9″

traditional family room

Above: The walls and trim are Chantilly Lace OC-65 by Benjamin Moore.

traditional family room

What We Love: This ranch-style home was beautifully reimagined to showcase bright and airy, family-friendly living spaces. The new layout is open and spacious with a wonderful indoor-outdoor connection. Interior spaces provide a relaxed atmosphere with spaces for gathering and spaces for “alone” time, such as window nooks to read and connect with nature. Overall, the project team did a great job of remodeling this home for comfort and relaxation.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on this renovation project? Let us know in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Virginia: Mountain modern farm home provides a serene retreat in Southwest Virginia and See this stunning modern farmhouse with a cozy boho vibe in Virginia.

traditional kitchen

Above: Blue is a great neutral and adds a big statement to this gorgeous white kitchen. Oversized glass pendants keep the space airy, current and sophisticated.

traditional kitchen

Above: The beauty of a white kitchen is, that anything goes. Add an antique runner and the entire work area is transformed.

traditional dining room

Above: Unexpected, vibrant upholstery raises inherited heirlooms to more modern times.

traditional window seat reading nook

Above: This young family loves to read, so the designer created a special space by the upstairs bedrooms with custom bookshelves and extra-deep seating. The dramatic, woven light fixture adds ambient impact to vaulted ceilings.

traditional home office

Above: The best part about a home office is people can spend their day surrounded by things that they love. Layer. Be whimsical. Show your personality.

traditional bedroom

Above: The owner’s bedroom was designed to be calming, inviting, and comfortable. The walls in this space are painted in Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore. One of the architect’s favorite paint colors. 

traditional powder room

Above: Wallpaper, coordinating penny tile and fantastic fixtures give this powder bath a wow factor.

traditional hillside house entry

traditional hillside house screened porch

Above: The screened porch provides a complete extension of the open family room and dining area. The large glass folding doors tuck back to make the space flow easily from interior to exterior.

traditional hillside house exterior backyard patio

traditional hillside house exterior backyard view


traditional hillside house before the remodel

PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Radifera Photography

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