The traditional architectural feel of this urban home was preserved and expanded by adding only 400 transformative square feet to the footprint of the original house. The homeowners were dedicated Washingtonians and wanted a home that was small in scale, but impeccably detailed.
The renovation boasts a new modern kitchen that opens to the new family room and light filled stair hall, completely transforming the home. On the second floor is a new Master Suite of rooms with custom built-in closets, and the existing bedrooms were each enhanced by adding new en-suite bathrooms. In the attic space, there is now an open loft living area with kitchenette and an additional bedroom with full bath. Each room in the house was detailed with custom trim features, such as recessed wall paneling, custom designed arched openings and coffered ceilings.
The exterior of the home was improved with a new traditional portico entry and custom arched front door transom and wide sidelites. The arched bay window and matching fenestration on the front of the house were rearranged for more balanced proportions and an asymmetrically elegance. For outdoor entertaining, a new wall of glass doors from the Family room leads to a flagstone patio providing views of Northwest Washington, DC.