H HouseNorfolk, VA
The 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 by a narrower portion with an entry vestibule and a TV room. The TV room is underutilized even with its beautiful water view because it is like a destination and not connected with the rest of the common spaces. Other issues identified by the clients are the small bedrooms and bathrooms, which is typical for buildings built in the 1960s. The finishes once popular such as mosaic tiles and dark wood plank walls look a little outdated now.
Through reconfiguration and optimization of the floor layout, the new design creates a larger master suite with a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet in consistent with Mid-century modern overtone. The new Jack and Jill bathroom is designed for future with a new baby in the horizon.
The connector is improved with a new opening of steel frame glass door facing to the main entry, to reinforce the original symmetrical layout. Another large pocket door is added at the wall between TV room and common spaces to form a convenient access that could be closed when needed. The room could be used as a home office with a lounge seating.