Mt Rain HouseContemporary Sunroom, Baltimore

Tom Holdsworth Photography

Our clients wanted to create a room that would bring them closer to the outdoors; a room filled with natural lighting; and a venue to spotlight a modern fireplace.

Early in the design process, our clients wanted to replace their existing, outdated, and rundown screen porch, but instead decided to build an all-season sun room. The space was intended as a quiet place to read, relax, and enjoy the view.

The sunroom addition extends from the existing house and is nestled into its heavily wooded surroundings. The roof of the new structure reaches toward the sky, enabling additional light and views.

The floor-to-ceiling magnum double-hung windows with transoms, occupy the rear and side-walls. The original brick, on the fourth wall remains exposed; and provides a perfect complement to the French doors that open to the dining room and create an optimum configuration for cross-ventilation.

To continue the design philosophy for this addition place seamlessly merged natural finishes from the interior to the exterior. The Brazilian black slate, on the sunroom floor, extends to the outdoor terrace; and the stained tongue and groove, installed on the ceiling, continues through to the exterior soffit.

The room's main attraction is the suspended metal fireplace; an authentic wood-burning heat source. Its shape is a modern orb with a commanding presence. Positioned at the center of the room, toward the rear, the orb adds to the majestic interior-exterior experience.

This is the client's third project with place architecture: design. Each endeavor has been a wonderful collaboration to successfully bring this 1960s ranch-house into twenty-first century living.

Sunroom - mid-sized contemporary slate floor and black floor sunroom idea in Baltimore with a hanging fireplace and a standard ceiling —  Houzz
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jgrumbrecht wrote:September 22, 2016
rachelaks wrote:November 28, 2015
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    Owings Brothers Contracting

    Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately the client purchased this piece of furniture and we do not have the information.

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    place architecture:design

    The daybed has been in the family for many years. Unfortunately, we do not have information on this.

awdodd1 wrote:January 24, 2019
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    Owings Brothers Contracting

    Hello and thank you for your inquiry. The window specs are as follows:

    Marvin Clad Ultimate Magnum Double Hung Twin Unit 120 x 76.5" Ebony exterior and white interior.

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    place architecture:design

    Each double hung unit is 5'-0" wide x 6'-4" tall +/-

sarcrna wrote:July 16, 2018

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bryan Anthony added this to Photo Flip: 40 Wood-Burning Stoves to Set Your Heart AflameAugust 23, 2017

2. A midcentury-inspired wood-burning stove helps warm up this three-season room in Baltimore, designed by the team at place architecture:design.

Julie Sheer added this to How to Get a Tile Floor InstalledJanuary 6, 2016

Brazilian black slate tile: Chesapeake Tile & Marble

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Linda Pendrey added this to auraDecember 11, 2019

dark floor, wood tone color for clouds/ceiling

Debbie Truluck added this to FoyerDecember 1, 2019

You don’t have to paint everything black

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