Mid-sized farmhouse white three-story wood exterior home photo in DC Metro with a hip roof

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Farmhouse Exterior, DC Metro

While cleaning out the attic of this recently purchased Arlington farmhouse, an amazing view was discovered: the Washington Monument was visible on the horizon. The architect and owner agreed that this was a serendipitous opportunity. A badly needed renovation and addition of this residence was organized around a grand gesture reinforcing this view shed. A glassy “look out room” caps a new tower element added to the left side of the house and reveals distant views east over the Rosslyn business district and beyond to the National Mall. A two-story addition, containing a new kitchen and master suite, was placed in the rear yard, where a crumbling former porch and oddly shaped closet addition was removed. The new work defers to the original structure, stepping back to maintain a reading of the historic house. The dwelling was completely restored and repaired, maintaining existing room proportions as much as possible, while opening up views and adding larger windows. A small mudroom appendage engages the landscape and helps to create an outdoor room at the rear of the property. It also provides a secondary entrance to the house from the detached garage. Internally, there is a seamless transition between old and new. Photos: Hoachlander Davis Photography
Mid-sized farmhouse white three-story wood exterior home photo in DC Metro with a hip roof - Houzz

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chanwalker wrote:November 6, 2012
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    Moore Architects, PC
    7 years ago
    Ben Moore, Chestnut 2082-10, Semi-Gloss
  • chanwalker
    7 years ago
    Thank you so much!
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jaimeblundell added this to exterior addition...5 days ago

not my taste version of addition