How do you revamp a visually stunning home you previously spent three years remodeling and that won a prestigious design award? The answer was a young architect to take a fresh look.
After overhauling a vintage row house in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, Patrick Brian Jones immediately began designing a new carriage house on the same property. The owners wanted the 22-by-30-foot structure to contain guest quarters and a garage, and Jones’ plan smoothly integrated both, orienting the carriage house towards a shared backyard rather than the alley behind the main residence.
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A Basement Grows Up
For architect and designer Patrick Jones, finding the perfect place to live and work was an easy choice. The well-worn 1900s row house where he had been renting was a diamond-in-the-rough located in Washington DC's historic Dupont Circle area.
When Patrick Brian Jones headed for Catholic University to study architecture, a neighbor who had just become an architect herself gave him a gift of drafting supplies wrapped in a blueprint, with a card that read, Architecture is about the things you see and how you see them: first you must see the beauty, then you may use it.