BT: contemporary renovation in chapel hill

Transforming an older ranch house into a modern home required opening up the divided floor plan and adding a second floor master suite. The original fireplaces anchor the interior, and the incredible view can now be enjoyed from anywhere in the house. The kitchen has lots of convenient spaces—a pantry, a desk, a long island—and plenty of light. The original laundry and utility room blocked a view of the lake, and were more useful on the opposite side of the house, so we moved them near the driveway and entry, and added a new mudroom to maximize storage. This move opened the back wall to the lake view, more light, and access to the outside. We converted an existing deck into a huge screen porch that connects to the playroom and dining room. Today the home is both more enjoyable and useful for the family and also perfect for entertaining.