Photos courtesy of John Cole.
Photos courtesy of John Cole.

Nestled away in Franconia, Virginia this 1951 Charles Goodman-designed house was about to be torn down. That is, until real estate agent Michael Shapiro and architect Michael Cook decided to renovate this one of a kind structure. Teaming up with Pine Spring homes to renovate this Goodman home, Shapiro bought the home the next day. 

Originally 1,000 square feet with three bedroom and one full bath, Cook expanded the home to include an additional 1,2000 square feet of living space. It includes a master suite, open-plan kitchen, and dining room addition. An additional full bath and half bath was added off of the kitchen. Cook updated the entire floor plan with Brazilian cherry wood and included an overhaul of the home’s windows, electrical system, plumbing, and modern insulation. 

Indeed, the real magic in what Cook and Shapiro have created is its blend of faithfulness to the mid-century modern aesthetic—and Goodman’s eye in particular—with an understanding of how people live today.

To view photos of the transformation and the complete story, click below. 

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