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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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“ I just want to take a moment to let you guys know just how happy we are with the designs. I was fully prepared to be disappointed because I had wild expectations and was incredibly excited. Instead I was blown away by every design you gave us. Any one of the addition designs would have more than satisfied my expectations and the fact I have to choose between them is incredible. Each one is so different but capture everything I wanted...Thank you so much for everything you have done so far. ”

S.R., Silver Spring, MD