New vinyl siding and composite roofing – in a more modern palette – plus a few judicial upgrades turned this tired-looking home into an attractive neighborhood space.
My client needed a comfortable place to congregate with friends and family — a place connected to her kitchen and the back yard. We made it happen with this 20 ft by 16 ft sunroom connected to the original home through a previously enclosed back porch. The space has enough original elements to feel like it was always there. A large deck and screened area provide 2 additional outdoor rooms. All the outdoor rooms have “ceilings” and ceiling fans to create intimacy and mosquito control.
This is my own home — a very old worker’s bungalow in historic Takoma Park. The first floor is devoted exclusively to my sculpture studio. A ground floor addition and basement remodel resulted in light-filled garden living. Exposed steel beams and columns marry beautifully with the more traditional elements in the windows and moldings. The living space is small — less than 12 x 12 — but feels much larger because of the views into the garden. Aluminum shelving, by Rakks, provides both shelving…
A reconfigured driveway with parking pad, turn-around, stairs, lighting and handrails improves the safety and appearance of a 1940’s home on a busy street.
A custom, copper awning was just the solution when my client requested a covered entry when we had almost completed construction.
My client lives in what started out as a small 1940’s colonial in Silver Spring, MD. Like all modest houses of it’s era it had small rooms separated from each other including a small galley kitchen and no foyer — the front door led right into the living room. The indoors were completely cut off from the outdoors with relatively small windows in the brick exterior. But the house had one very major advantage going for it — the corner lot was continuous with a…
Selecting Exterior Colors for a 1920’s Bungalow in a Neighborhood that welcomes the quirky and unusual.
See one approach to opening up a 1930’s Brick Cape. The clients want to take advantage of wonderful park-like views – opening their home to the back-yard. Also on their wish-list is opening the kitchen to the rest of the house and creating a study.
A New Front Porch and Remodeled Entry Garden Welcomes Family and Visitors.