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Exterior Home Remodeling in DC

From Online Remodeling Book Chapter 3: “A Tree Grows in a Spring Valley”

In our earlier posts about this DC client’s home remodeling project, we talked about preserving the old tree and the green kitchen design. However, the Wentworth team did more than interior renovation! We also did a little exterior home remodeling.

Although the addition offers a wealth of updated elements, the owners rightly desired an exterior that fit well with the original Colonial Revival design. The idea was not to replicate, but to complement what was already there. For example, we selected modern, substantially larger windows, but chose a style with the same proportions and number of panes and double-hung sashes. The gable roof matches the angle of the old house’s roof, and a foot-high band of whitewashed brick marks the base of the new addition, matching the exterior of the old house. For the siding, we chose to imitate another common Colonial Revival exterior (clapboard) with a more durable material.

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“ On the construction side I couldn't be more pleased. Wentworth staff on site inspired confidence and no carpentry task seemed too challenging. They took the same care they would take in building their own house, and in addition were always quite professional and considerate. On many construction details I consider myself a perfectionist, and I soon learned that I could sit back and relax as details would be attended to with a very high standard. ”

Peggy M., Washington, DC