Our Big Reveal: The West Lake Project

Want to know a secret?  The “Custom Homes” in B.E.C. Custom Homes doesn’t always mean new construction.  Sure, we’re best known for constructing dream homes from the ground up.  But the truth is our love of homes doesn’t discriminate when it comes to age.  From brand spankin’ new custom houses, to century-old historic homes… We truly appreciate and are fascinated with them all.  Traditional colonial-style, mid-century modern, new cottages, old Victorian houses… you name it.  And we have a special affinity for older homes that might need an extra dose or two of TLC.  So when we were recently presented the opportunity to do a complete overhaul on a particularly special home in the area, we jumped at the chance to restore an incredible house to its former glory.

615 High Hampton, West Lake

Watercolor rendering of 615 High Hampton, circa 1990

Meet 615 High Hampton in West Lake subdivision.  This beautiful home was built in 1990 by Carl Sanders, the original developer of West Lake, and was his personal residence.  With 5,441 sq. feet of space on .83 acres, it’s spacious both inside and out – and that doesn’t even count the carriage house, which doubles as a separate living space.

The “bones” of the house are wonderful, but because the home is nearly thirty years old, there are understandably a lot of dated elements to the design.  Immediately, we began envisioning all the possibilities.  There were so many ways we could make this house a fresh, modern, up-to-date dream home for one lucky family, starting by gutting the kitchen – and knocking out an entire wall! – and gutting all bathrooms.  No dream home is complete without a luxurious master suite, so that went on the list.  New appliances throughout were a must.  We definitely needed to install new windows and new exterior doors.  We knew that a covered porch on the gorgeous back patio could make the outdoor space an extension of the living quarters.  And we couldn’t forget the exterior of the home, which would really pop with some brand new stucco to complete the makeover.

Once the plan was complete, all i’s dotted and t’s crossed, we rolled up our sleeves and went to work!  We recently kicked off the renovations (now we know why Chip and Joanna got so excited on Demo Day), and we’re deep in the throes of this incredibly fun project.

Our journey with 615 High Hampton has only just begun, and we’ve got lots of work ahead of us.  (But the saying is true:  when you love what you do, it hardly feels like work.)

We’ll keep you updated on our renovation adventures.  Before we know it, we’ll be showing you the finished project.  We can’t wait to share the end result with you.  Please stay tuned!

 

615 High Hampton: The “Before” Photos

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