Logan Circle Rowhome

Logan Circle Rowhome

Architecte
EL Studio PLLC
Lieu
Washington D.C., DC, United States | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Maisons privées
Paul Burk

Logan Circle Rowhome

EL Studio PLLC en tant que Architectes.

The existing three-story rowhouse located in the heart of Washington DC's Logan Circle neighborhood, had previously been flipped and filled with generic contractor grade details. The clients, a family with two energetic young boys and a fixed budget, were looking to personalize their new home and create an environment more reflective of and responsive to their needs as a family. This meant a careful rethink and optimization of the existing elements of the house rather than a total reinvention. By carefully relocating program within the existing house footprint, more livable area was introduced and greater connectivity to outside spaces was created. The living area shifted to be adjacent to the rear garden wall so the parents can keep an eye on children at play. The kitchen shifted to the street frontage, optimizing an existing bay window as a window-seat banquet for family mealtimes. Extraneous ornamental elements were stripped away, particularly from the existing staircase, to create a more pure expression of space and circulation. Existing skylights on the third floor remained in place and a new open master suite was sculpted around them including the flowing master bath with its separate toilet and shower compartments. Pops of color and playful elements complete the customization of the once-generic to a lively and deeply personal home.