We opened up this 1930’s brick semi-detached home in Washington, DC. We turned the small cramped rooms into a light-filled, open-plan space that still retains intimacy and original details.
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…
My client’s 30-year old kitchen and adjacent laundry room were tired and falling apart. They live in a neighborhood of relatively traditional homes in Bethesda, Maryland — a neighborhood close to Washington, DC. They wanted a complete re-do with something ultra modern but with a touch of warmth. After showing them several alternatives – 2 of which substantially changed the layout of the kitchen – they opted for a layout that was similar to their original layout but with appliances moved to more efficient locations…
The shape of this kitchen remodel was determined by 2 major – and unexpected – decisions: first, to NOT expand the footprint of the kitchen, and, second, to use bright red counters.
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…
Opening up an historic bungalow to abundant natural light and tree house views makes this small house work for a family of four.
The big idea in this kitchen remodel was to open up the kitchen and breakfast room to the wonderful view that first sold them on the house.
Read About the Transition of This Kitchen in a 1950’s Brick Rambler
We added a mere 70 square feet to this 1930’s Tudor revival but dramatically increased the livable space and its connection to the outside.
The kitchen in this 1950’s split level in Washington, DC had been updated once in the 1980’s. It was overdue for another update — this time, a more modern style central to the house and with better connection to the outdoors.