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The 16 ft by 20 ft Addition is Nicely Sized for the Small Home

New 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.  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.

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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 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…

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