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Cherry Street Residence Traditional Exterior, DC Metro

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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Aileen wrote:
This whole house is fantastic! - I love the entire look. Can you share with me the paint color and what roofing materiel , manufacturer and color? thanks in advance for any information!
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Thank you! We have used semi-gloss for all applications.
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Thank you!
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Steven wrote:
What size are the windows on the porch?
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Steven

Behind the screen.

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These windows are each approximately 2'-8" x 5'-6". Thank you for your interest in our work!

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Susan wrote:
Detached Garage - Would it be possible to show a picture with a better angle of the garage? Interested in the bump out space. Would you know the overall dimensions of the garage as well as the bump out? Thank you!
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Here is a link to the rest of the photos of this project. http://www.houzz.com/projects/75958/cherry-street-residence

I've also attached an additional photo that may help.


The main portion of the garage is 24' x 24'. The bump is 6'-6" x 18'-2". Thank you for your interest in our work!

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srjones4 wrote:
What kind of wood did you use for the porch? What stone for the patio
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The porch is t&g wood flooring and the patio is flagstone. Thank you for your interest in our work!
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we6855 wrote:
What color(s) are the porch/deck floors?
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The porch floors are Ben Moore's Fairview Taupe (HC-85). Thank you for your interest in our work!
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Shirley Winkler wrote:
Do you have a problem with snow getting into the stair well? - We have a house in Cooperstown NY that gets tons of snow - your picture is exactly what we want to do with our lower entrance but we are worried that the extended roof and deck may still allow snow and leakage into the lower level. THANKS
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You will definitely get snow on the exposed portion of the stair, but you will need to put in an areaway drain at the landing to take care of water runoff. We don't get as much snow here, but this basement entrance design is still a great option for you. Good luck on your home!
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