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                          N E W   H O M E S   &   L A R G E   A D D I T I O N S
3300 N. Fairfax Dr.  Ste. 200
Arlington,   Virginia    22201

    T   703.525.0156
    F   703.525.0506
dwra@dwricksarchitects.com

Doyle Residence

This project fronts on Lubber Run, one of Arlington's great watershed parklands. The addition design infuses the park setting into both new and existing spaces. The ground floor addition is organized as an informal open-plan living area with generous window groupings that maximize woodland views. The existing living and dining rooms enjoy barrowed light and park views through large new openings created in the existing former rear exterior wall.

Peaking above, and barely visible from the street, a new low profile roof lantern brings light into the second floor addition. This feature was in response to the home owner's request to bring natural light into the upper stair hall. The lantern enlivens the entire second floor with its streaming and ever changing sun light, treetop views, and the playful pendant lights suspended within it.

Parkland settings may help create dramatic interior photos, but, they can present great difficulty in capturing exterior views. Such was the case with this park side addition. After numerous failed attempts to photograph it, we decided to include the below 3-D model. The image is particularly effective in demonstrating how the addition relates to the existing house, and how different architectural devices effectively break down overall scale.

 

Before

Ground Floor - Before
Ground Floor - After
Second Floor - Before
Second Floor - After
Basement Floor - Before
Basement Floor - After
West Elevation - Before
West Elevation - After
North Elevation - Before
North Elevation - After
East Elevation - Before
East Elevation - After
South Elevation - Before
South Elevation - After
  SPACES

    1   Covered Entry
    2   Living
    3   Dining
    4   Den
    5   Powder
    6   Family
    7   Kitchen
    8   Window Seat
    9   Screen Porch
   10  Gallery Stair
  SPACES

    1   Bedroom
    2   Clerestory Hall
    3   Hall Bath
    4   Master Suite
    5   Walk-in Closet
    6   Master Bath
    7   Built-in Shelves
  SPACES

    1   Exterior Entrance
    2   Mud & Laundry
    3   Utility
    4   Crawl
    5   Media Room
    6   Gallery Stair
    7   Covered Patio