Bay Ranch IIHampton, VA
Status/ Under Construction
This 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 so grateful to be trusted to help breathe new life into this house!
Our design takes advantage of the beautiful water views and improves the relationship of the indoor and outdoor living spaces. One key move we chose is to swap the kitchen, which was facing to the front yard of the house, with a bedroom that has a water view. This allows us to not only create an open plan for the common area, but also provide direct access to the deck from the kitchen at the same level.. Previously, the deck was underutilized due to the complicated access.
Another main goal of the project is to create a second floor master suite. One of the common issues with many houses that were built in the 1950s and 60s is that the bedrooms and bathrooms are all relatively small. With this project, instead of trying to enlarge the existing ones, the bathroom and bedroom we created on the second floor not only enjoy more space and privacy, there is also access to a large terrace to enjoy the waterfront.
The overall design of this project respects the existing building through optimizing the flow while maintaining the original bone structure of the house. The addition speaks the same architectural language while adding contemporary touches.
Before & After
Heather & Eric
"Suping and Yang came up with a design we never could have imagined! They maximized our view, simplified movement through the house and incorporated all the wants we had for the house. They also helped create a phased approach since we weren’t ready to do all the work at once, but ensured we wouldn’t have to make changes to work done on the first phase. We are starting construction on the first phase now and can’t wait to see the finished product!"