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Cherry Street Residence

A simple one-story white clapboard 1920s cottage bungalow sat on a narrow straight street with many older homes, all of which meeting the street with a similar dignified approach. This house was the smallest of them all, built in 1922 as a weekend cottage, near the old East Falls Church rail station which provided direct access to Washington D.C. Its diminutive scale, low-pitched roof with the ridge parallel to the street, and lack of superfluous decoration characterized this cottage bungalow. Though the owners fell in love with the charm of the original house, their growing family presented an architectural dilemma: how do you significantly expand a charming little 1920’s Craftsman style house that you love without totally losing the integrity that made it so perfect?

The answer began to formulate after a review of the houses in the turn-of-the-century neighborhood; every older house was two stories tall, each built in a different style, each beautifully proportioned, each much larger than this cottage bungalow. Most of the neighborhood houses had been significantly renovated or expanded. Growing this one-story house would certainly not adversely affect the architectural character of the neighborhood. Given that, the house needed to maintain a diminutive scale in order to appear friendly and avoid a dominating presence.

The simplistic, crisp, honest materials and details of the little house, all painted white, would be saved and incorporated into a new house. Across the front of the house, the three public spaces would be saved, connected along an axis anchored on the left by the living room fireplace, with the dining room and the sitting room to the right. These three rooms are punctuated by thirteen windows, which for this house age and style, really suggests a more modern aesthetic.

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April 10, 2014
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The porch floors are painted with Ben Moore's Fairview Taupe (HC-85). Thank you for your interest in our work!
    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 7:08AM
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January 5, 2014
greenvelvettree wrote:
Beautiful picture of this great house. Is interior painted yellow?
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Some of the rooms are yellow, but most of the yellow is an illusion made by the interior lights. You can see the interior spaces here...
Project: Cherry Street Residence · See Project
    Bookmark   Thanked by greenvelvettree    January 6, 2014 at 7:42AM
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That is interesting! It seems every room is glowing. I am a fan of cheery warm yellows. I will look. Thanks!
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October 26, 2013
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The foundation has been parged and then painted with Ben Moore's Greenbrier Beige (HC-79). Thanks for your interest in our work!
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Nevermind - I think I found the answer below; 4" exposure. Thanks anyway:)
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Thanks anniebird!
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These are Kolbe & Kolbe wood windows with painted wood trim. Thanks for your interest!
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The siding, trim and windows on this home were all painted the same color. Good luck on your home!
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May 4, 2013
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What's the size of the siding?
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The siding used on this home has a 4" exposure. Thanks for your interest!
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All white looks clean and fresh and isn't really what they did back in the day, so it feels bright and adds a hint of modernity to this very traditional colonial farmhouse.

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