The main house didn't offer enough space for out of town guests that visit frequently so a new two story building was added to the site. The main floor is a two car garage and storage area and the upper floor is a 1 bedroom/1 bath guest suite. The design from the main house is carried through the new carriage house.
The clients had completed a substantial renovation several years ago but felt they needed a fresh pair of eyes to look at the kitchen and adjacent spaces. Our approach was to be respectful of the previous architect’s vision and enhance the overall design and aesthetic of the home. The main updates included a full renovation of the kitchen and hallway, adding acoustical panels and new fireplace surround for the family room and a custom piece of millwork for the master bedroom.
The traditional DC layout did not suit their family's needs, so the approach was to create an open floor plan on the main level and open the rear facade with as much glass as possible in order to flood the house with natural light. The 3 bedroom/3.5 bath is a modern home behind a historic facade that responds to the needs and desires of this family of four.
Mount Pleasant Kitchen
The kitchen in this turn of the century row-house was not working for a family of five. The 3 rooms in the back were reconfigured to create an open and light-filled modern kitchen. Gray porcelain floors, washed oak cabinets, pure white quartz counters and a custom hot rolled steel backsplash with integrated shelving create a functional yet sophisticated space.
The house was originally a product of a poor executed renovation and after 10+ years living there, the client needed a change. The house was completely gutted down to the original brick and joist and renovated to a luxurious 4 bedroom / 3.5 bath house plus a new separate 2 bedroom garden apartment.
This Logan Circle Penthouse was fully renovated to create a backdrop for the client's extensive and diverse art collection. The end result is a seamless and light-filled space with layers of color playing off a the neutral canvas of the walls.
Chevy Chase Kitchen
The family that built this house owned a local wood mill. The new owner wanted to update the kitchen, breakfast area, wet bar and powder room. The result is a light-filled kitchen with a mixture of soft, white oak and white lacquer cabinets, cork flooring, and pull-out storage.
Del Ray Residence
Relocating from the United Kingdom, the clients found a small Cape Cod-style house in Del Ray that needed a complete renovation. The end result is a house that is traditional and modern – an ideal space for the family that has lived all over the world.
Pre-War Co-op Kitchen
This apartment is housed in one of Washington’s most prestigious turn of the century apartment buildings - The Ontario. The project was to design a sophisticated kitchen that is distinctly separate but also open to the living space.
This 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit is situated in the lower level of a row house in Dupont Circle. Ebony tinted concrete floors, hot rolled steel accents, custom millwork throughout and a backsplash made with recycled skate board decks makes this space unique in both style and sophistication.
Columbia Heights Residence
The 4-story tenement house was renovated into two 1-bedroom units on the lower levels and an upper-level 2-story unit for the owner. The owner’s unit features space on the main level for entertaining and a private space on the upper level to serve as a retreat from the hectic life of a Washingtonian.
After designing a home for this client, we were asked to bring some of the same elements to his home-away-from-home: his office. The design is mid-century-inspired and features a custom desk and millwork, classic furniture and accent lighting in lieu of overhead lights.