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The June 2018 cover of Modern Luxury DC magazine featured our recent residential project in Rock Creek Park. In the article by Editor-in-chief Kristen Schott, she writes, “This expansive home close to Woodley Park breaks the boundaries of contemporary living in the District.”
At first glance, the magazine’s cover displays our project’s great room, a 20-foot-tall space surrounded by two-story glass walls and a stone fireplace. The room’s design reflected the owner’s international glass art collection while providing a clear view of the forest outside. The article highlights how the four-bedroom building’s placement ties together contemporary design with the peaceful outdoors around it. “It’s close to everything, yet feels like a tree house,” listing agent Marilyn Charity of Washington Fine Properties says. The article states that the home creates a change of pace from the colonial designs commonly found around the District. Included in the article is a photograph of the building’s front façade at night, illuminated by the building’s many lights and bordered by a beautiful display of shrubbery.
When designing the home, the MMD design team aimed for it to serve as a place for both corporate events and private residency. Because our client worked in the media, separating the public functions from the private quarters was essential. Therefore, the home was separated into two wings. The west wing contains the children’s bedrooms and family room, while the east wing holds the kitchen, office, dining room and master bedroom. The breezeway connecting the two wings unifies the house, providing a panoramic view from the rear of the building out to Rock Creek Park.
The material selection for the interior was inspired by the natural colors of the surrounding Rock Creek Park and the stone ledges from the ravines of the creek bed. Flagstone panels that were used on the façade of the home to harmonize with the park were carried into the interior around the fireplaces as well as the flooring of the first floor living room. Contemporary and modern furniture fixtures and accessories were integrated throughout the home to provide a twenty-first century setting for the client.
“There is nothing quite like this in the neighborhood,” Charity said.
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