Moore Architects, PC
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Woodland Residence contemporary-living-room

Woodland Residence

The renovation of the Woodland Residence centered around two basic ideas. The first was to open the house to light and views of the surrounding woods. The second, due to a limited budget, was to minimize the amount of new footprint while retaining as much of the existing structure as possible.

The existing house was in dire need of updating. It was a warren of small rooms with long hallways connecting them. This resulted in dark spaces that had little relationship to the exterior. Most of the non bearing walls were demolished in order to allow for a more open concept while dividing the house into clearly defined private and public areas. The new plan is organized around a soaring new cathedral space that cuts through the center of the house, containing the living and family room spaces. A new screened porch extends the family room through a large folding door - completely blurring the line between inside and outside. The other public functions (dining and kitchen) are located adjacently. A massive, off center pivoting door opens to a dramatic entry with views through a new open staircase to the trees beyond. The new floor plan allows for views to the exterior from virtually any position in the house, which reinforces the connection to the outside.

The open concept was continued into the kitchen where the decision was made to eliminate all wall cabinets. This allows for oversized windows, unusual in most kitchens, to wrap the corner dissolving the sense of containment. A large, double-loaded island, capped with a single slab of stone, provides the required storage. A bar and beverage center back up to the family room, allowing for graceful gathering around the kitchen. Windows fill as much wall space as possible; the effect is a comfortable, completely light-filled room that feels like it is nestled among the trees. It has proven to be the center of family activity and the heart of the residence.

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What Houzzers are commenting on:

aetheridge added this to screened in porch
May 27, 2014
Folding doors to screened in porch
aetheridge added this to open concept ceiling
May 26, 2014
Ranch reno - see other photos from project
georgemccreery added this to georgemccreery's Favorites
May 6, 2014
nice tv built in, wish there was a better view of it
startfresh3 added this to A House I Liked
March 23, 2014
Notice the up lighting? Plenty of upper space.
tnneednewstuff added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 16, 2014
We could have a nook where there could be a TV visible from the kitchen such as here. If we have one big great room and the TV is at the other end, it would be a challenge
Brooke Cottongim added this to Whole House floorplans
February 13, 2014
love this entire house / blend of modern and natural, open / earthy.
lalaloohoo added this to GREAT ROOM + Kitchen 2...944
January 5, 2014
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tihubbard added this to tihubbard's ideas
July 8, 2013
Bridgett said she really likes how simple and put together this is, and I agree.
kbmulloy added this to Exterior Ideas
June 15, 2013
High ceiling
Teresa Cline Gallery added this to HOME
February 3, 2013
room hight and scale
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January 26, 2013
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January 24, 2013
Teresa Cline Gallery added this to RANCH
January 20, 2013
like this room
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