This renovation and rear addition to the architect’s own 1950 mid-century modern house, designed by Charles Goodman, included 2 phases. The existing Goodman structure was renovated 5 years ago, with new kitchen, bathroom, finishes, windows, mechanical, and electrical.
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This speculative new-construction duplex replaced a run-down 2-story rowhouse. The overall goal was to create modern, open living space, imbuing each unit with its own personality.
This new kitchen in Washington DC was the culmination of a multi-phase full renovation of an urban condo, which spanned a two-year period. The main goal was to integrate the kitchen with the rest of the renovated living space.
This new house is located in NW Washington DC on a steeply-sloped and forested site. The rear wall of the Chesapeake house is almost entirely glass, with decks extending out from bedrooms to create “outdoor rooms” with views of the wooded site beyond.
The first floor of Corcoran House has an entirely open plan that flows toward the open glass back of the home. A cathedral ceiling from a 1980 renovation has been eliminated and load-bearing walls replaced by exposed steel girders.
The goal for this existing suburban home was to “break open the box” to allow views of the surrounding wooded landscape. Interconnected spaces were created where previously there were walls dividing them.