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Homes from our Community of Quality: Landis Architects/Builders Renovates 1929 Home for Couple Looking to RetireFebruary 27th, 2015 by
The owners of this beautiful 1929 home are heading towards retirement and wanted a home where they could age in place, so they called on Washington, D.C.-based, Landis Architects/Builders, to take on their project. After discussing their options, the homeowners knew they would need a bedroom and full bath on the main level of their home, but still wanted plenty of space.
The Landis team added a two-story
The existing house is large and the Landis team knew the renovation would make it bigger, so they stepped back the rear structure to lessen the impact of the addition. The “bay” bump out adds interest to the addition. The original home is stucco, which has a heavy look, so they matched the stucco, used it on the addition and lightened the look with fiber cement HardiePanel. The differing shades of paint on the HardiePanel and the trim add depth to the exterior. They also added a new wood deck to the rear of the house.
For the interior connection between the original home and the addition, instead of a straight hallway, the designer suggested a more dramatic connection by creating a step up to a landing across from the original stairs.
In the upper-level master bedroom, the ductwork and mechanical requirements did not allow for the cathedral ceiling the clients wanted, but the Landis team was still able to create volume in the center by adding a tray ceiling.
“This was our second project with the clients and it was a delight to work with them again,” shared Ethan Landis, Principal of Landis Architects/Builders. “Our team enjoyed working with them from the design stage through construction. They had a clear vision of what they wanted and the project turned out beautifully.”
By taking time to meet with the homeowners and listen to their needs, the Landis team was able to deliver a space that is both beautiful and functional.
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