Chevy Chase, MD
Building on the foundations of a former brick colonial residence demolished to realize this new pavilion, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture worked collaboratively with owner Johannes Zutt to create a 2,500-square-foot house they envisioned as ‘a city in the garden’. The owner, a peripatetic Dutch national, desired a modern domestic space with an open living plan and minimalist detailing, recalling the European architecture of Luigi Snozzi, Rem Koolhaas, and Pierre Chareau.
Awards | Press
2005 AIA / Washingtonian Residential Award
2004 AIA VA Inform Award
2004 AIA Potomac Valley, Merit Award
2004 ABC Metro DC & VA Award
2010 Ideabook, “Great Wisdom in Small Space”
2010 Saihan Cultural Magazine, “Best Houses 100”
2007 Washington Post, Real Estate Feature
2007 Trends Magazine, Vol. 23 No. 12
2006 Custom Home, Mid-August
2006 Washingtonian, August
2005 Elements of Living; December
2005 Washingtonian Magazine, June
2004 Inform Magazine, No. Two
© Maxwell Mackenzie Photography
Rooms are arranged within the house to form public and private spaces in the same manner that buildings are arranged in an urban setting to create streets, plazas, and alleys. The result is a contemporary dwelling designed using rigorous programming and critical logic to carefully evaluate the function and efficiency of every element within the home.
In deference to the neighborhood context, the house’s mass and proportions complement surrounding homes and respect the prevailing setback from the street. Corrugated aluminum siding, shiplap cedar siding, and painted brick clad the exterior.