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Arlington Residence contemporary kitchen

Arlington Residence

Complete interior renovation of a 1980s split level house in the Virginia suburbs. Main level includes reading room, dining, kitchen, living and master bedroom suite. New front elevation at entry, new rear deck and complete re-cladding of the house. Interior: The prototypical layout of the split level home tends to separate the entrance, and any other associated space, from the rest of the living spaces one half level up. In this home the lower level "living" room off the entry was physically isolated from the dining, kitchen and family rooms above, and was only connected visually by a railing at dining room level. The owner desired a stronger integration of the lower and upper levels, in addition to an open flow between the major spaces on the upper level where they spend most of their time. ExteriorThe exterior entry of the house was a fragmented composition of disparate elements. The rear of the home was blocked off from views due to small windows, and had a difficult to use multi leveled deck. The owners requested an updated treatment of the entry, a more uniform exterior cladding, and an integration between the interior and exterior spaces. SOLUTIONS The overriding strategy was to create a spatial sequence allowing a seamless flow from the front of the house through the living spaces and to the exterior, in addition to unifying the upper and lower spaces. This was accomplished by creating a "reading room" at the entry level that responds to the front garden with a series of interior contours that are both steps as well as seating zones, while the orthogonal layout of the main level and deck reflects the pragmatic daily activities of cooking, eating and relaxing. The stairs between levels were moved so that the visitor could enter the new reading room, experiencing it as a place, before moving up to the main level. The upper level dining room floor was "pushed" out into the reading room space, thus creating a balcony over and into the space below. At the entry, the second floor landing was opened up to create a double height space, with enlarged windows. The rear wall of the house was opened up with continuous glass windows and doors to maximize the views and light. A new simplified single level deck replaced the old one.

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jterberg wrote:
Can you share more info about the lighting over dining table? - Manufacturer name, design name, more pictures?
   Comment   March 27, 2013
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someting i would have to look up at offcie...if you email my office..i can get you the spec...: rich@kube-arch.com...
May 1, 2013 at 5:53pm   
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CarlWillDesign wrote:
How does the pull-out counter work? Rollers? Custom cabinets? Thanks.
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this is a custom feature from the cab. co: ELMAR ... but we have a cabinet maker who we work with that can do this also.. we have customized our designs for this.... the home owners love this feature ..and the slide out is used often... is is on rollers .. thanks for your interest- rich
March 17, 2013 at 7:14pm   
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Katie Hoffman
what is the name of the blue paint color here?
June 12, 2013 at 6:36pm   
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Jane Reeves wrote:
Kitchen width - Any idea approx how wide the main kitchen area is?
   Comment   November 17, 2012
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sorry for the late response...between the back kitchen and island --varies between 3' and 4'...(back kitchen is set at an angle)...
island is 30" wide ( storage on both sides)...between island and windows: 3'- rich
January 31, 2013 at 9:28pm   
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crazylegs2 wrote:
Pendant lights? Love them.
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Our Tanzania pendants look very similar! We can make them as individual pendants as shown or do multiple ones on a canopy.
August 24, 2012 at 8:17am   
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What are the blue and grey wall colors?
April 3, 2013 at 10:53pm   
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Theresa Harrell wrote:
Paint color??
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Would like to know mfg and color of blue paint color on wall. Perfect color for a bedroom remodel...txs!
September 29, 2013 at 7:05pm   
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many peopel have asked about thises colors..the issue is that the house was finsihed over 5 years ago...our office moved..and filed a lot of these older projects in totrage off site...i need to go find the info buried somewhere...i did email the home owners..but they have no idea...i need to go by and point my sherwin williams app at the walls to narrow down the options...!
December 26, 2013 at 1:51pm     
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Step Up Your Split-Level Spec House
The Interior-Exterior Relationship In split number one a row of sliding glass doors leads from the kitchen and adjoining rooms out to a deck that stretches out all along the back of the home. These doors bring abundant natural light into the interior while allowing for the barefoot lifestyle many people cherish now.
Rock Paper Hammer added this to Create a Master Plan for a Cohesive Home
Avoid a costly addition. You think you need that extra square footage that only an addition can provide, but have you really explored every option for using the space you already have? Sometimes it takes stepping back and looking from afar to see the possibilities. Look for rooms that are underused, particularly if they are close to spaces that you want to add on to. For instance, a seldom-used formal dining room can be combined with an undersize kitchen to create a large eat-in kitchen. Perhaps there are plenty of bedrooms but not enough bathrooms; a spare bedroom can become a luxurious master bath.

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Island /table idea
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Long island, window wall.
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Wall accent color
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Split level island
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kind of the look I'm going for with the row of windows/doors not connected to the cabinets and sink area
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blue color is probably sherwin williams
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narrow kitchen design
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love the blue on the wall
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like the slightly wider plank, pale/natural shade
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Pull out baking station (pull out working surface and legs)
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main level walls removed
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does that little table slide away into the bench island?
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wall color
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This is a good vision of what we'd like the whole north wall to be.
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different sizes?
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Extendable counter?
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Do this left to right. Left fixed 4' window, then 8' ft sliding doors open to the left. Then 8' sliding doors to the right. Then swing out door by my desk. .
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the view from the kitchen is nice
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doors windows
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slide out table
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table connected to the kitchen island
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colors are great
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blue color on walls
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window wall in dining this color
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deep blue
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slide out kitchen table!
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clean lines and the open feel to the deck.
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Chairs window doors light.
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island 30" wide
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Table island
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windows and layout
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Sideboard at back of photo
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Alternative to Blue wall.
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Slide out counter, Elmar Cab Co.
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My blue walls with same bench cour as mine!
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The pull out table.
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carmel house
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Pull out bench!!!
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Pull out table/desk. CarlWillDesign wrote: How does the pull-out counter work? Rollers? Custom cabinets? Thanks. Like Comment 7 months ago PRO KUBE architecture this is a custom feature from the cab. co: ELMAR ... but we have a cabinet maker who we work with that can do this also.. we have customized our designs for this.... the home owners love this feature ..and the slide out is used often... is is on rollers .. thanks for your interest- rich
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Extra stored table on island
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