Tag Archives: Indoor/Outdoor Connection

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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Sculptural Landscape

Architectural designer and sculptor, Jackie Braitman, has created a sculptural dining pavilion at her own home to showcase the possibilities of marrying sculpture with landscape design in a modest residential setting.  [Photography by Roger Foley.] This installation creates an outdoor room that is at once dramatic and intimate – providing privacy from a very close neighbor without use of privacy fences or hedges. The powder-coated steel fins of the pergola – transparent from some angles — provide privacy from key sitting areas, inside and out.…

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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.

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New Light-Filled Living Room Addition

Opening Up a Small 1940’s Colonial

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…

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The Remodeled Kitchen is Well Connected to the Home

A Post-War Brick Rambler Converted to a Salon for Music & Entertaining

Read about the conversion of this post-WWII brick rambler into a Salon for creative people to meet. All Remodeling was done within the existing footprint including a new kitchen, hall bath, and master suite.

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