Water Pavilion

Water PavilionVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThis project is a Mid-Century Modern pool house renovation and outdoor kitchen addition in Norfolk, VA. The pool house was originally designed to serve the neighborhood. Not only it has a plain utility look, especially interior, but also the relationship between pool house and the current main house is weak. The space between the …

Floating Ceiling

Floating CeilingVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019 – 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedThis renovation project in Virginia Beach is another great example of opening up the spaces to make a small house feel larger. The original layout of the first floor had a living room, a family room, a dining area and a kitchen, all of which were in separate and small spaces. Some …

Flux House

Flux HouseNorfolk, VAType/ Lighting DesignTime/ 2017-2018Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignContractor/ Peak ConstructionThe main focus of this project revolved around the lighting design for this newly renovated ranch house that included a two-story addition. The client has an extensive art collection that they wished to have displayed throughout the house which required specific lighting. GARC also helped to optimize the interior design by opening …

Country Living

Country LivingGoshen, NYType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction.Related ProjectsView AllPavilion HouseFlow into Nature

Folding House

Folding HouseVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThis single-family house in the Thoroughgood Neighborhood has very good bones and strong Mid-Century Modern features. The clients moved into the house several years ago and planned to make it a long-term home. In this split-level house, the flow to the kitchen on the upper level and the family room on the lower level …

Three Things to Check Before Buying and Renovating a House

We recently held another successful Vision Workshop for a single family house in the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach. The house is a lovely mid-century modern home on a corner lot that our client purchased not long ago. After studying the zoning setback requirements, they showed that the actual area able to build on was much smaller than our client thought …

Kitchen Is The New Center – Part 2

After World War II, Art & Arts magazine commissioned many major architects of the day to design and build homes.  The popular/acclaimed “Case Study House Program” ran intermittently between 1945 to 1966 and “sought to respond to post-war building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and really affordable to the average American.” The program had …

Kitchen Is The New Center – Part 1

Over 90 percent of residential projects that come our way include the kitchen. The project can involve opening up the kitchen to living area, enlarging it to allow for a multi-function space, or even building an outdoor kitchen to create indoor-outdoor relationship. One survey notes that the average American family spends five times more hours at home in the kitchen …

Bay Ranch II

Bay Ranch IIHampton, VAType/ Residential Time/ 2019-2020 Client/ Private Status/ Under ConstructionThis project is a renovation and addition to a ranch house built in the 1950s on a waterside lot in Hampton, Virginia. The house was originally built by the grandfather of our client, and has since been in the family and has never been put on the market. We are …

Modular House

Modular HouseVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignOne important value of design is transforming constraints into features. In the renovation of this beautiful beach house, the large piles on ground floor make the layout difficult to rearrange as well as leave bump outs and small soffits throughout as shown in the Before photos. In our renovation design, we turn those piles …

H House

H HouseNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ BidThe renovation design of this Mid-century Modern home in Norfolk is to adapt to the young family’s lifestyle and welcome the new baby girl! The house is in a H shape, one of the typical Mid-century Modern configurations. On one side is the sleeping area and on the other the common area. They are connected …

Linear House

Linear HouseNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThe Linear House project is a residential renovation of a small house built in 1938.  With less than 1000 square feet, the first floor has a narrow and compartmentalized layout for the common areas.  A staircase divides the first floor with the living room and entry on one side, and the dining room and …

Urban Retreat

Urban CourtyardNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignThe project centers around a single family house built in the 1980s that also has a very unique courtyard space. Included in the design is to update the outdoor living spaces and bring the entire project out of the 1980s and into today’s modern era while at the same time having the ability to …

Family Courtyard

Family CourtyardVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2018-19Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionThe Family Courtyard project is a renovation and addition to a single family house in the suburbs of Virginia Beach. The challenge we are presented with is adding a new garage/workshop addition and a pool with outdoor spaces within a relatively small backyard of a corner lot.  Starting with our proven Vision …

Great Room by A Pool

Great Room by A PoolVirginia Beach, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2018Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedThe Carolino family often  has friends and family gatherings at their home.  The get togethers were becoming so much fun they decided to invest in an outdoor living area for everyone to enjoy. The wanted a space they can use year-round, where people can kickback and relax while also being able …

Kitchen at Center

Kitchen at CenterChesapeake, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ Completedcoming soonBefore & AfterRelated ProjectsView AllVacation at HomeAlternative Mid-Century Modern