The owner of this Washington DC row house requested a totally open space for entertaining, with a modern and warm ambiance. The fireplace wall and kitchen island became the two focal points that define the formal and informal gathering spaces. Dark porcelain tile and fumed larch surround the fireplace, while contrasting glossy white cabinets and a 15’ long Equatro marble island top centers the kitchen zone.
The rear wall was replaced with sliding glass doors in order to physically and visually link the new rear deck with the interior spaces. The remaining “envelope” remains neutral with door panels concealing a powder room and coat closet, while simultaneously acting as partial stair rails.
Upstairs is the same material and color selections that are used in the new, open, master bedroom suite and office area, creating a visually cohesive flow between public and private areas.