This whole-house transformation embraces contemporary design while maintaining the basic DNA of Lyon Village, a traditional Post War Arlington neighborhood. The exterior form is a fusion of Modern and vernacular residential styles commonly referred to as "Gabled-Modern". The overall form is not dissimilar to a traditional Tudor. The steeply pitched side-gable roof is dominated by prominent front cross gables. The form is further defined and articulated by contrasting materials. Ipe, or "Iron Wood", accents and defines the main entrance and select details such as the entry canopy & window spandrels. White-on-white alternating horizontal and vertical siding subtlety distinguish between walls and gables.
The lot has the unique distinction of fronting on 2 public streets. Accordingly, the house is designed with primary front and rear entry facades. Interior planning includes flexible, open-plan living spaces and accessibility. Kitchen & family rooms are the heart of the house and where today's family live. The dining room sheds formality and is instead treated as an open alcove. And the office, equipped with folding glass walls, can just as easily transition to a living room, or short-term guest suite. A residential elevator gives accessibility to all spaces and floors and allows long-term aging-in-place.Before