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Schwarz Residence

We affectionately refer to this project as “This Old Garage”. The client had a common request for the improvements. “We’d like an updated & enlarged kitchen that opens onto a new great room.“ An expanded second floor master closet and changing area was also requested. In fact, the existing 2-car garage occupied the most enviable spot on the property. Private, and exposed to the best views and sunlight, the garage overlooked a breath taking rear pool terrace, garden and woodland beyond. The design solution was inevitable… recapture the existing garage as the new great room and break through the common wall to adjoin it with the kitchen. Then, find a new home for the cars. For resale value, the client insisted we accommodate three vehicles. However, to preserve an appropriate overall massing we convinced the client to settle on a solution including 2 front-loading bays with one additional rear tandem space. The expanded master changing area is within the engaged pentagonal tower seen between the great room and main house.

Ground Floor Plan - After
Ground Floor Plan - Before
Second Floor Plan - After
Second Floor Plan - Before
South Elevation - Before
South Elevation - After
East Elevation - Before
East Elevation - After
North Elevation - Before
North Elevation - After

    1   Entry
    2   Mud Room
    3   Great Room
    4   Kitchen
    5   Laundry
    6   Powder
    7   Library / Study
    8   Butler Pantry
    9   Tandem Garage
   10  Entry Hall
   11  Dining
   12  Living
   13  Guest Suite
   14  Upper Terrace
   15  Covered Arbor
   16  Pool Deck
   17  Pool House

    1   Entry
    2   Entry Hall
    3   Guest Suite
    4   Living
    5   Dining
    6   Kitchen
    7   Den
    8   Powder
    9   Laundry
    10 Garage
    11 Upper Terrace
    12 Pool Deck
    13 Pool House

    1   Master Suite
    2   Walk-in
    3   Changing
    4   Attic Storage
    5   Stair Hall
    6   Hall Bath
    7   Bedroom

    1   Stair Hall
    2   Master
    3   Master Bath
    4   Changing
    5   Bedroom
    6   Hall Bath
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3300 N. Fairfax Dr.  Ste. 200
Arlington,   Virginia    22201

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