Kent, Upper Northwest DC
We recently worked with clients to create an exciting new area from an existing outdoor deck. The homeowners entertain often and used their deck for overflow guests when hosting piano concerts and formal dinners but were limited in the colder months. We changed that.
Once the old deck was removed, we enclosed the new space with a smart screen system, composite decking, and a beaded ceiling with skylights which enhance the room’s natural light and connection to the outdoors. Ceiling fans and a large gas fireplace surrounded by a beautiful custom stone hearth increase the heating and cooling options allowing the family to use the space almost year-round. The 3 seasons room can be accessed through two different doorways creating a circular flow which adds to the homeowners’ ability to host large groups. Built among the tree tops, the ever-changing color of the leaves from lush green to tones of amber and copper enrich the bright yellow, white and blue palette of the décor. The room exudes a relaxed, coastal feel and is the perfect oasis to retreat from the elements of urban living.
Transitional Style Kitchen Remodel
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Situated on a quiet residential street in Chevy Chase Village, this stately center-hall colonial on a large corner lot is the idyllic setting for an active family with growing boys. As the boys grew, however, the house did not prompting the owners to contact us. Limited access to the large side yard, an outdated kitchen with a cramped breakfast nook and a lack of storage for athletic equipment convinced the family they needed to redesign the space and update the home.
The inspired design of the project mirrors the clients’ desire for bright open spaces and clean lines which blend seamlessly with the style of the home and neighborhood. The layout cleverly unifies the indoors and outdoors by forming a smooth transition from the new mud room, to the kitchen and breakfast room to an elevated outdoor patio surrounded by brick sitting walls. Elegant ceiling-high cabinetry, a large center island, a designated workstation, polished quartz countertops, and gleaming stainless appliances define the kitchen. The abundant natural sunlight, dark hardwood floors and steely grey walls transform the first floor into a beautifully cohesive and highly functioning area that is perfect for gathering family, friends and school sports teams. The family’s beloved dog Georgia loves the new French doors which provide easy access outdoors to chase lacrosse balls!