Site Size: 1,550 square feet
Project Size: 2,790 square feet
- Fixed Skylights: Velux
- Wood frame Windows: Pella
Program: The renovation of an early 20th century, three-story row house in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood incorporates daylight and sustainable features into a flexible plan.
Solution: The architects gutted the interior to create an open plan for living, kitchen, and dining containers on the first floor. A large operable sliding door separates a bedroom at the rear of this level from the public spaces. The bedroom has a glazed wall that leads to a balcony. The dining and kitchen areas situated in a double height space are separated from a bedroom by a large sliding door.
Two bedrooms on the second floor are connected by a bridge that traverses the grand double height space, where a third floor office space leads to a roof deck. The basement level contains a second living area, with its own entrance, two bedrooms, bathroom, and a kitchen.
Structure and Materials: The architects clad the wood and steel frame with cement bonded particle board and aluminum panels. Sustainable features include passive cooling and ventilation, an internal gray water recycling system, and a photovoltaic system.
1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005