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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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“ Thank you so much for the very thoughtful gift and card you sent to welcome [our son] home. He has been following the baseball standings with great interest, and is looking forward to many messy meals with his Red Sox bib and bottle. And whether he realizes it or not, his meal times have been made much more pleasant - and his parents are much happier - because of the fabulous new kitchen you designed and built for us. It was really kind of you to think of us at this special time in our lives. ”

Amelia & Mike M.
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