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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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March 27, 2013
jterberg wrote:
Can you share more info about the lighting over dining table? - Manufacturer name, design name, more pictures?
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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...
    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 5:53PM
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March 17, 2013
CarlWillDesign wrote:
How does the pull-out counter work? Rollers? Custom cabinets? Thanks.
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Katie Hoffman
what is the name of the blue paint color here?
    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 6:36PM
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Where did you purchase/do you sell the hardware/slide used on the pull-out counter?
    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 9:22AM
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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
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July 23, 2012
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.
    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 8:17AM
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What are the blue and grey wall colors?
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February 17, 2012
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Would like to know mfg and color of blue paint color on wall. Perfect color for a bedroom remodel...txs!
    Bookmark   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...!
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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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