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Porter Street BungalowCraftsman Exterior, DC Metro

The Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C boasts some of the most beautiful and well maintained bungalows of the late 19th century. Residential streets are distinguished by the most significant craftsman icon, the front porch.
Porter Street Bungalow was different. The stucco walls on the right and left side elevations were the first indication of an original bungalow form. Yet the swooping roof, so characteristic of the period, was terminated at the front by a first floor enclosure that had almost no penetrations and presented an unwelcoming face. Original timber beams buried within the enclosed mass provided the
only fenestration where they nudged through. The house,
known affectionately as ‘the bunker’, was in serious need of
a significant renovation and restoration.
A young couple purchased the house over 10 years ago as
a first home. As their family grew and professional lives
matured the inadequacies of the small rooms and out of date systems had to be addressed. The program called to significantly enlarge the house with a major new rear addition. The completed house had to fulfill all of the requirements of a modern house: a reconfigured larger living room, new shared kitchen and breakfast room and large family room on the first floor and three modified bedrooms and master suite on the second floor.

Front photo by Hoachlander Davis Photography.
All other photos by Prakash Patel.

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Chris Veit wrote:Mar 2, 2015
  • Eric Seybert

    do you feel a bright red front door would work with this exterior color scheme?

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    Moore Architects, PC

    Hi Seybe. I think that as long as the red isn't too saturated, it would work. Thanks!

dollymama wrote:Jan 15, 2014
  • mrgerardmartin
    Who manufactures these half round gutters in the DC area? Thanks
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    Moore Architects, PC
    Try looking for Berger half round gutters. Thank you.
irwinsc wrote:May 30, 2013
  • Deb Rittelmann

    Who is the window manufacturer, please? Stunning design!

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    Moore Architects, PC

    Thank you! This home has Kolbe & Kolbe Heritage wood windows.

toggle wrote:Sep 14, 2013
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    Moore Architects, PC
    Thank you! The original stair to the second floor was kept in the same location. However, the basement stair was demolished and was relocated to be in the addition.
  • Alex Molina
    Where are the original stairs located in the home?
mymoxie wrote:Sep 5, 2012
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    Moore Architects, PC
    These are the colors from Sherwin Williams.

    All trim, including eaves: Downing Sand SW 2822 (finish-semigloss)
    Cedar Shingles: Downing Earth SW 2820 (finish-flat)
    Stucco: Downing Earth SW 2820 (finish-semigloss)
    Windows: Polished Mahogany SW 2838 (finish-semigloss)
  • mymoxie
    Wow, thank you so much for all the colors specifics!
    I really appreciate you taking the time to get ALL of the
    Colors together for me. Awesome!
    This house looks amazing
    Kind regards, Erin Riddle
clsween1 wrote:Aug 2, 2016
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    Moore Architects, PC

    This home has brown gutters. Unfortunately, I can't find the light fixture specs in our notes, but our typical finish is either oil-rubbed bronze or black. Thank you for your interest in our work!

byroncrowley wrote:Jun 23, 2013
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    Moore Architects, PC
    The patio and walkways are paved with Pennsylvania Flagstone. Thanks for your interest!
katiesosnowski wrote:Jun 17, 2013
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    Moore Architects, PC
    The shingles are TAMKO, 30 year asphalt singles in black. Thanks for your interest!
magargis wrote:Apr 18, 2013
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    Moore Architects, PC
    The lighter board and batten and siding engages into the main home's stucco exterior in this location and on the front left of the home. While the central portion of the home remains stucco, the additions and dormers have either a board and batten, siding or cedar shingle exterior. However, the three colors used remain the same through out. The stucco and shingle color is Ben Moore's Downing Earth. The white color you see used on the home is Ben Moore's Sandy White. The trim and eaves of the home are painted with Ben Moore's Downing Sand. Thanks for your interest!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Sandy Hebert added this to SidingJun 3, 2019

Dark on top white on bottom siding. Black windows

madjakeben added this to exteriorApr 27, 2019

corners with lots of windows / light

Hilary Glass added this to Alki HouseApr 7, 2019

likes: black framed windows, two contrasting siding

Alyse added this to Shelter Pointe ExteriorMar 20, 2019

is this a dark drip plate with light fasica?

fjaneal added this to MTF Windows and DoorsMar 8, 2019

Note window style with French window. This could be a great look for under the back patio. Now leaning toward a blend of contemporary and craftsman style. Keep in mind our adobe color. (They get black exterior/white interior.) TRY TO THINK THROUGH PICTURE WINDOW.

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