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When part of a well- known estate in Upperville, Virginia was transferred to a Foundation, Gruver Cooley was called upon to convert the stucco caretaker's house into an updated and well-appointed home for the new Foundation President and his wife.  This transformation required a complete kitchen and bath renovation, addition of a full bath and enclosure of a breezeway from the garage to the house. The goal of the project was to remain true to the original architecture while making a significant impact on the home's interior.


Working closely with the new occupants, Gruver Cooley and our Interior Designer, Cathleen Gruver, opened up a wall between the existing kitchen and dining room to create a more spacious, modern first floor. Within the new kitchen, custom Adelphi shaker cabinets were added in painted wood, with stained wood in the island. Cream colored silestone counter tops, customized chevron tiles from Architectural Ceramics, and all new appliances including a duel fuel Miele range were added. To make the new kitchen as functional and efficient as possible, Revashelf components were installed in  the cabinets.


The master bath was enlarged, and all new Kohler fixtures and custom tiles were incorporated.  A new guest bath was added, and all baths received a heated floor system under the new tile.  The first floor powder room was expanded to become ADA compliant to accommodate visitors with disabilities. The newly refurbished home is now ready to welcome its new residents, as well as their official guests, in an atmosphere of understated elegance.


Whole House Remodel


Upperville, VA



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