Gregory La Vardera Architect
Milano Interior Design
0754 Darling Residence
This project was about discreet sympathetic additions to an existing farmhouse in Virginia. The original was composed of several wings built in different eras, so we set out to make a contemporary addition; something of our time but in harmony with the existing house. Much of the interior had been gutted or deteriorated so we were free to alter the existing without concern for historic content. An addition with a new kitchen was proposed for the side of the house replacing a rotting bay window. A new ground floor master suite was added to the rear. One significant modern intervention was the large opening at the front wall for a wide view of the landscape. Unfortunately the deterioration of the existing foundation made the project impossible to complete.