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Foggy Bottom Residence contemporary
 

Foggy Bottom Residence

This 900 square foot historic row house in Foggy Bottom is intended to be a "boutique hotel away from home" for the Atlantic-hopping client and his family. Since the house is only 11' wide the over-riding goal was to maximize open space and create built-in storage and furniture, using the floor area as efficiently as possible. The main floor is completely open between front and rear in an effort to visually expand the space from interior to garden. The two long walls define the space. On the right a "warm" wall of wood which houses storage needs (including a built-in desk) accentuates the main sitting area, with the wood flooring sliding up the wall and across the ceiling. The opposite "cool" wall is defined by porcelain "steel" textured tiles around the fireplace, black and stainless steel stair and railings, and plate steel cladding around the powder room (including a custom steel door that disappears into the wall). The kitchen on this side also boasts stainless steel and high gloss laminate finishes. The main floor is covered in a blood-wood flooring which creates a rich backdrop against the dark steel and light ash cabinetry. The rear ipe deck, stained to match the blood-wood, steps down onto a simple red brick patio lined with white Mexican river stones.

The upper level is more subdued and tranquil. Warm maple flooring replaces the blood-wood, which emerges only in the finish of the custom master bed (an echo of the finish on the floor below). Two bedrooms and a high-end bathroom with a shower TV, 24" radius "rain" showerhead, and skylight complete the second floor.
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Susan Soto wrote:
Cabinets and Wall Pantry - Please tell me more about the Cabinets and Wall Pantry - and how you did the fireplace with the secret storage are all of these things custom? from whom? ... with so many light switches are the lights and utilities managed via ipad/iphone? if so who did you use? beautiful work!
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Susan Soto
Oh - and do you have any additional photos of the pull out pantry (pulled out) and is the door to the WC a pocket door??? hard to tell by the photos
October 12, 2013 at 10:45PM   
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the kitchen cabinets are from "New York Loft" ..nice cabinets...and affordable.....the millwork on left side is all custom..designed by KUBE..built by our millworker....the door at wc is hinged...clad in plate steel..as is the entire powder room "box"... we do a lot of custom built-ins...but also are very good at adapting off the shelf items to look more custom...such as Ikea ... rich
October 28, 2013 at 7:28PM     
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Who fabricated your glass backsplash?
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backsplash is by DULLUS glass....it is tempered glass- back painted and glued to wall ...the floors are Bloodwood - an Australian wood - cheers- rich
October 6, 2013 at 11:30PM   
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jk2012dc
what is the color of the paint used in the back splash? Looks great! thanks!
January 21, 2014 at 11:40AM   
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Porcelain tile beneath the kitchen counters creates a drip edge so water doesn’t spill onto the bloodwood. The backsplash is glass painted green.

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The ash unit starts at the entrance, beginning as a closet, then ducks behind the bloodwood paneling before popping out from the wall to form a bookcase, then to a slide-out desk before turning into a coat closet and pantry. It then wraps around the refrigerator and finally ends up as a horizontal butcher block table. “It’s one unit, but it changes in function for a lot of storage and flexibility for tall stuff, short stuff, computer stuff and kitchen stuff,” Loosle says. The unit stops just below the ceiling to give the appearance of more height in the space, despite the 8-foot ceilings. “You have to be smart when creating a lot of storage to not make the space feel smaller,” he says. Flip the switch. Loosle incorporated a lot of artificial light through numerous sets of LED lights on dimmers across the ceiling, above storage units and up the staircase. But the most effective move was opening the house to the windows on the front and back walls.
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