Category: Major Projects

Family Room Completes a Small House

Family Room Completes a Small House

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.

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

My client lamented that they rarely ventured in to the yard and only occasionally ate on the deck.   With judicial use of existing elements and few bold strokes, they now have spaces that they use and entertain in almost daily.

Making Room for Baby

Making Room for Baby

My clients live in a 1930’s brick story and a-half cottage. The 2 bedrooms upstairs and small compartmentalized rooms on the first floor just weren’t working once they added their second child.

Urban Renovation

Urban Renovation

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.

Garden Bungalow

Garden Bungalow

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 […]

Modern Kitchen & Laundry Remodel

Modern Kitchen & Laundry Remodel

My client’s 30-year old kitchen and adjacent laundry room were tired and falling apart. They wanted an ultra modern kitchen but with a touch of warmth.

Sculptural Landscape

Sculptural Landscape

This outdoor room is at once dramatic and intimate – providing privacy from a very close neighbor, inviting indoor-outdoor living, and the sounds and fragrance of the modern garden.

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

The typical small house built in the 1930’s — with small, cut-off rooms — creates the opportunity for a different type of “great room”. Instead of a single (too often sterile space), we create a “great room” composed of interconnected spaces that blur the lines between kitchen, living, dining and study. This type of opening-up with the existing footprint creates the ability to be together while still engaging in separate activities. It’s an inviting, nurturing type of family life.

Open-Plan, Industrial Finishes for Low-Cost Remodel

Open-Plan, Industrial Finishes for Low-Cost Remodel

Industrial finishes allowed us to keep this extensive remodel within our client’s modest budget.

Kitchen Remodel – Contemporary/Traditional – Takoma Park, MD

Kitchen Remodel – Contemporary/Traditional – Takoma Park, MD

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.