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Arlington Residence contemporary-exterior
 

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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Krista Nutter wrote:
What is the siding material?
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the majority of the house is stucco…the "frame" around the front windows and door is VIROC … a cement board ….http://www.alliedbuilding.com/groups/Viroc ...
July 10, 2014 at 6:02pm      Thanked by Krista Nutter
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carrielauchlan wrote:
Paint color please!! - We have been remodeling a split level and this house has been our go to as to what we want the whole time . The exterior color is no different. We would really like to use this color. Can you please let me know? Thank you!
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stephaniegrogan
Is there some reason why you don't want to disclose the paint color....many people have asked.
March 22, 2014 at 4:26pm   
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tylersimmonds wrote:
Landscape - What type of rocks are used in the front? Looks very cool!
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the rocks were existing on site... so really couldn't answer what type they are....sorry...r
January 26, 2014 at 7:08pm   
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Kelly Haegglund wrote:
Can you tell me which aluminum window manufacturer you used? Great project!
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windows are aluminum frame from SHERWOOD windows .. out of toronto canada ... custom sizes .. thermally broken.. great product - rich
March 17, 2013 at 7:11pm   
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ariyavatkul wrote:
Could you give me an estimate on how much a similar rennovation might cost?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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2500 sf. Thanks for the comments ...KUBE is known for getting the most "bang for the buck" ... And we strive to be as creative as possible with whatever budget our client has to work with.
February 11, 2013 at 9:27pm     
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This is stunning and such a great use of space and the colour outside is absolutely lovely.
March 4, 2013 at 11:41am     
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dianachapman wrote:
Would love to know what the exterior home color is
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ccmarotta
Yes exterior colour please!
December 19, 2012 at 9:43pm   
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what is the color of the exterior?
July 18, 2013 at 7:49am   
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paulamercer wrote:
We all love the exterior color. What is it please?
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Here is another modern take on a split-level exterior. The clean lines, geometric sectioning and large rectangular windows give this split level midcentury modern charm.
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The Streetside ViewSplit number one, like each of the three homes, is configured with a main level at one side and a two-story section at the other. The exterior has been completely transformed, giving hints to the dynamic and light-filled spaces within.
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This remodeled contemporary split level in Virginia illustrates the opportunity for vaulted ceilings on the main level. This theme is repeatedly frequently in California suburbs on modern and Mediterranean-style homes, in which you enter a foyer, find a living area to one side and find a center stairway ascending, with the vaulted ceiling to the upper level.

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