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Urban Four-Square farmhouse-exterior
 

Urban Four-Square

While cleaning out the attic of this recently purchased Arlington farmhouse, an amazing view was discovered: the Washington Monument was visible on the horizon.

The architect and owner agreed that this was a serendipitous opportunity. A badly needed renovation and addition of this residence was organized around a grand gesture reinforcing this view shed. A glassy “look out room” caps a new tower element added to the left side of the house and reveals distant views east over the Rosslyn business district and beyond to the National Mall.

A two-story addition, containing a new kitchen and master suite, was placed in the rear yard, where a crumbling former porch and oddly shaped closet addition was removed. The new work defers to the original structure, stepping back to maintain a reading of the historic house. The dwelling was completely restored and repaired, maintaining existing room proportions as much as possible, while opening up views and adding larger windows. A small mudroom appendage engages the landscape and helps to create an outdoor room at the rear of the property. It also provides a secondary entrance to the house from the detached garage. Internally, there is a seamless transition between old and new.

Photos: Hoachlander Davis Photography
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February 4, 2015
silverhill72 wrote:
what size boards and spacing is the vertical lattice?
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These are 1x2 boards placed 2" apart. Thank you for your interest in our work.
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June 13, 2014
ramapradh wrote:
i need to this house full datils
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Did you have a specific question about this home? Thank you for your interest in our work!
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May 11, 2014
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The front door is painted with Ben Moore's Chestnut (2082-10). Thank you for your interest in our work!
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March 26, 2014
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I love the overall look of this house! What color is the roof?
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Sorry, I can't seem to find the color in our notes. But, thank you so much.
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February 9, 2014
silverhill72 wrote:
Are the windows in the upper dormer operable? What size? Tks.
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They are both operable and they are around 2'-0" wide by 2'-6" tall. Thank you for your interest in our work!
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December 16, 2013
kjoslyn wrote:
Windows? Particularly interested in the upper casement ones. Thanks!
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These are Kolbe, Heritage Series wood windows. Thank you for your interest in our work!
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November 15, 2013
zamilconstruction wrote:
Please provide floor plane - Please provide total drawing
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We do not give out our floor plans, but thank you for your interest in our work!
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September 19, 2013
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Hi Hank -

Please send an email to cmoore@moorearch.com for more information.

Thanks!
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August 11, 2013
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Thank you for the great compliments!
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August 2, 2013
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The manufacturer of the shutters is Shuttercraft. The paint color is Ben Moore's Black Forest Green, although it looks like that color no longer exists. You can find it by googling "Black Forest Green, RME-46". Thanks for your interest!
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The front door is a TruStile PL204-A exterior grade door. However, many manufacturers should have a similar style. Thanks for your interest!
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July 11, 2013
windyciccarello wrote:
Square footage of heated living space?
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This home has 4,500 sf of finished space. Thanks for your interest!
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May 24, 2013
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On the right corner, the porch floor is about 2'-2" above grade. On the left corner, the porch floor is about 5'-6" above grade. Thanks for your interest!
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I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I hope you're photo viewing problem gets resolved.
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April 10, 2013
credojdf wrote:
Can you tell me the paint color you used on your home. I'm looking for the perfect white. Thanks!
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Could you please tell me if the columns are round or square and what size. (6" ) or bigger.
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The round columns on this home are 8" at the top and 10" at the bottom. Thanks for your interest!
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January 6, 2013
cmhicks623 wrote:
What color did you paint your porch decking?
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The paint on the porch floor is Ben Moore's Fairview Taupe (HC-85).

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The color on the dining room and master bathroom walls is Ben Moore, Saybrook Sage HC-114
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Source for the sidelights. Thank you.
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Restoration Hardware, Quentin Pendant Sconce
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Ben Moore, Chestnut 2082-10, Semi-Gloss
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Thank you so much!
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