Project size: 4,600 square feet

Program: The project, on a 14-foot wide garden plot within a neighborhood of late nineteenth-century row houses, worked with challenges such as little outdoor living space and minimal natural light to reimagine a row dwelling with a unique situational aesthetic.

Location: The Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Solution: Two metal clad walls veil the adjoining masonry row dwellings and act as light baffles and support for vertical gardens. These living walls serve a dual purpose: providing a socially-sensitive elevation and acting as organic screens to the street and adjacent apartment blocks to the rear.

Construction and materials: The three-story volume, clad with burned siding, was inserted between two row houses. A perforated steel stair is incised through this volume, animating the interior and allowing daylight to saturate the house.  A stucco-clad service volume supports the metal walls and wood volume.


Additional Information

Completion date: August 2014

Gross square footage: 4,600 square feet

Total project cost: Withheld

Owner: Withheld




David Jameson Architect
7800 Wisconsin Ave 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
p.  (240) 483-0377


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

David Jameson, FAIA
Patrick McGowan


Architect of record:

David Jameson, FAIA


Associate architect(s):

Patrick McGowan


Interior designer:

David Jameson, FAIA



General Contractor: PUREform Builders

Engineer: Structural: Linton Engineering LLC

MEP Consultant: Foley Mechanical Inc.

General contractor:

PUREform Builders


Paul Warchol


Lighting: David Tozer