The amazing talent from Cobblestone Development Group is back again today with another beautiful home renovation to share with you. Previously they’ve shared entryway renovations, spacious bathrooms, a stunning open plan kitchen and dining room, and a gorgeous white kitchen renovation — and their beautiful modern style gave this dated 1980’s home an amazing new lease on life! Give them a warm welcome back to Remodelaholic!
Before & After: Beautiful 1980’s Renovation
by Cobblestone Development Group
We’ve run into a lot of challenges in our house-flips but one we never thought we’d find was too much space. This 1986-built home came with 3,800 sq feet, five bedrooms, and four bathrooms. Being that it was new, the house was in great shape — however, we were determined to bring this home into the current decade. The exterior didn’t need much more than a fresh coat of paint, but once we got started on the renovation, we truly underestimated how much we actually signed on for.
What we loved before we even started was how grand the home felt. Walking in, you’re greeted by a massive entryway with a beautifully structured staircase and vaulted ceilings that are carried into the living room. We wanted to enhance all of it.
We swapped out the original doors with the beautiful two paneled doors, which invited in loads of natural light to show off the herringbone floors, and bright walls. Adding paneling to the walls gave this entryway some drama and presence.
The rest seemed to come easy. We ditched the old red runner carpet, painted the walls a bright white, and dropped in a gorgeous fixture we found at Shades of Light.
Great Room/Living Room
The great room is similar in structure to the original, but we took a lot of design liberties throughout. The fireplace truly turned into a statement piece. We bought the wood from a local reclaimed material warehouse who pulled it from an old barn in Roanoke, VA.
Replacing the faux-stone fireplace, and matching the wooden pattern to the entryway floors was one of our favorite design choices.
Though we appreciate creativity, we decided to take out the spiral staircase that was a signature of the original builder. We didn’t want to completely get rid of this piece, so now it’s in the garage for a future repurpose (and for the kids to play on).
Kitchen & Dining
The biggest change was the kitchen. We sealed off the ceiling where the spiral staircase was and gave it a beadboard treatment. It broke up a boring ceiling and gave the space some interest. It still had the 1986 builders-grade cabinets that were in desperate need of change- not to mention a half wall planter that came complete with dead plants.
The cabinets on the walls are finished with an antique white color and on the island with keystone. We double-stacked the cabinets to take advantage of the space and elongate it to match the grandeur of the other rooms.
We finished it with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops.
We can honestly say this is our best kitchen to date.
We transformed the rest of the downstairs into the master suite of our dreams. As you can see- it’s huge!
The master-bath matches the open, airy feel of the bedroom.
We chose Venetian marble for the shower walls and countertop and replaced the massive soaker tub with a sleeker soaker tub for ultimate relaxation.
The double vanity we installed provides much more storage – in fact, the stack in the middle is strictly for makeup storage.
This renovation was rewarding in so many ways. When we were little, we remember visiting friends in this neighborhood thinking that only celebrities could live here because of the amount of space the homes had. We wanted to honor that nostalgia and took a lot of design risks, but we’re confident they paid off.
Cobblestone Development Group is a home renovation, design, and development firm founded by Breese & Josh Romano, a husband and wife team, based in Richmond, Virginia. Follow them on Facebook here, and see the other beautiful renovations they’ve shared here on Remodelaholic by clicking the photo to see more:
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.