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Zang Residence

This house is located in Lyon Village just a block from the bustling Wilson Boulevard corridor in downtown Clarendon. The former modest side-hall Colonial was transformed by a whole-house remodel, pop-top and rear addition. In truth, it is a new home. The few existing walls and spaces kept were totally refinished and rebuilt. The original home occupied a very favorable, but, now restricted position on its lot. In zoning parlance, the only option to maintain that preferred "Grandfathered" house placement, was by “remodeling” the existing structure in lieu of a knock-down and new build.

The home owner's preference for shingle siding gave impetus for the exterior design. The remade house is expressed with simple, crisp, gabled forms wrapped in a taught outer shingle skin, all basic precepts of classic turn of the century “Shingle Style” architecture. On the interior, ground floor living spaces are arranged in "open plan" and defined by furniture groupings. In the family/kitchen area, the ceiling is coffered, and room height increased, to maintain appropriate scale and proportion for expansive interior spaces.

As with all remodels, the merit of any design solution is how successfully it transforms new and old together. In this case, both are seamlessly blended as one unified whole.

Site & Context Plan
Ground Floor - Before
Ground Floor - After
Second Floor - Before
Second Floor - After
Attic Floor - Before
Attic Floor - After
Basement Floor - Before
Basement Floor - After
South Elevation - Before
South Elevation - After
East Elevation - Before
East Elevation - After
West Elevation - Before
West Elevation - After
North Elevation - Before
North Elevation - After

    1   Covered Entry
    2   Foyer
    3   Living
    4   Dining
    5   Family
    6   Kitchen
    7   Breakfast
    8   Screen Porch
    9   Hall
   10  Walk-in closet
   11  Powder
   12  Pantry
   13  Den
   14  Pervious Pavers
   15  Patio

    1   Open to Below
    2   Bedroom
    3   Jack & Jill Bath
    4   Bedroom Suite
    5   W / D & Linen
    6   Master Suite
    7   Walk-in Closet
    8   Master Bath
    9   Roof Terrace
   10  Roof
   11  Hall Bath
   12  Nursery

    1   Study
    2   Bedroom
    3   Jack & Jill Bath
    4   Walk-in Closet
    5   Mechanical
    6   Attic Storage
    7   Window Seat
    8   Linen

    1   Rec Room
    2   Mechanical
    3   Crawl Space
    4   Laundry
    5   Bath
    6   Future Au Pair Apt
    7   Light Well
    8   Sump
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3300 N. Fairfax Dr.  Ste. 200
Arlington,   Virginia    22201

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