Inspiration for a contemporary blue exterior home remodel in DC Metro

Riverside Residence

Contemporary Exterior, DC Metro

The new house sits back from the suburban road, a pipe-stem lot hidden in the trees. The owner/building had requested a modern, clean statement of his residence. A single rectangular volume houses the main program: living, dining, kitchen to the north, garage, private bedrooms and baths to the south. Secondary building blocks attached to the west and east faces contain special places: entry, stair, music room and master bath. The modern vocabulary of the house is a careful delineation of the parts - cantilevering roofs lift and extend beyond the planar stucco, siding and glazed wall surfaces. Where the house meets ground, crushed stone along the perimeter base mimics the roof lines above, the sharply defined edges of lawn held away from the foundation. It's the movement through the volumes of space, along surfaces, and out into the landscape, that unifies the house. ProArc Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary blue exterior home remodel in DC Metro - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (5)

homedessign wrote:November 3, 2013
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    Raji RM
    6 years ago
    What a fabulous house!
  • bobbieleekarp
    6 years ago
    What edging material was used between the crushed stone and the lawn? Love the house!
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