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“For an architect, this was one of those dream projects,” Michael Marshall said, as he was being interviewed by The Washington Post’s Kathy Orton for an article on Debra Lee’s home. He added, “It was a totally blank canvas.”
The vision for the project was to ensure that Lee could live the way she wanted to privately, but also have the room to entertain and hold larger fundraisers and events. The house — two wings connected by a curved walls of glass — combined residential and commercial construction techniques.
For the residential components of the home, Michael and his Marshall Moya team focused on a neutral and limited palette, in part to showcase Lee’s extensive, world-class art collection. The walls of windows allow access to beautiful Rock Creek Park scenery. The main living spaces are elevated above the street to allow enhanced views of the woodland landscape.
Among the features not typically found in a residential home are the commercial glass elevator, the eight-car garage and the restaurant-style chillers in the wine room. Marshall describes this project as one of the highlights of his career.
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