Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Site Size: 1,550 square feet
Project Size: 2,790 square feet
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.
Location: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Completion Date: August 2011
Gross square footage: 2790
Total construction cost: Withheld
Owner: John and Monika Relman
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
CAD system, project management, or other software used: Vectorworks
Wood doors: Pella
Sliding doors: Fleetwood
Paints and stains: BENJAMIN MOORE
Special surfacing: VIROC
Floor and wall tile: PORCELANOSA USA
Special interior finishes unique to this project: VIROC panels used in the interior and Stairs