Four Stairs: Addition And Renovation To A Historic Virginia Farmhouse

Great falls, VA United States

Barnes Vanze Architects


Project Description

2009 RADA

Restoration / Preservation / Merit

Presented with a diverse collection of buildings, Barnes Vanze Architects restored the architecturally significant structures and inserted a glassed-in room to unify the house. “We made it look like a porch,” says Stephen Vanze, AIA, LEED AP. “It's the only space with modern conveniences.” And the space, which comprises the kitchen and family room, is key.

Modern appliances and a flagstone floor update the look, but other details, such as the Douglas fir beams made from trees on site, complement the original structures. A new structural insulated roof increases energy efficiency.

“They brought the house into a 20th-century lifestyle and maintained the richness,” said a judge.


Project Details

Four Stairs: Addition And Renovation To A Historic Virginia Farmhouse
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Project Team:
    Stephen Vanze, Barnes Vanze Architects, Principal In Charge / Project Architect.
  • Project Manager: Stephen Schottler 
  • General Contractor: Paul Novak 
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander. 
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Project Size:
    3,321 sq ft

Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures: Waterworks; Cooktop, Oven/Range: Viking Range Corp.; Garbage Disposer: In-Sink-Erator; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co.; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero



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