Mid Century Modern House
Chevy Chase, MD
A beautifully sited property on a densely wooded hill provided extraordinary privacy and seclusion four miles from the District of Columbia for this client. However, at less than 2,000 SF and with both children approaching teenage years, the clients needed to expand. The mid-century aesthetic of simple volumes and details first drew the clients to the property, as such, they did not want to lose these modern design features in a expansion to the property. Two separate pavilions were added – one pavilion provides a master bedroom and home office and new view sheds to the north and over the existing house to the south. The second pavilion, equipped with a custom murphy bed, provides another living space that doubles as a guest room. The pavilions and existing house were clad in Shou Sugi Ban siding that will gracefully patina amongst the trees.
Awards | Press
2020 Washingtonian | AIA DC; Distinctive Residential Architecture
2019 AIA VA; Honor Award Residential Design
2017 ArchDaily; December
All photos copyright Hoachlander Davis Photography
The placement of the pavilions was governed by sightlines and view sheds, and defines exterior spaces into outdoor rooms.