Foggy Bottom Rowhouse

Two George Washington University professionals wanted to create a comfortable escape yet still live within walking distance to the university. After listening to how the couple envisioned moving around in their space, we proposed renovations and additions to modernize this historic rowhouse in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The result is a sleek, sophisticated, and updated home designed for modern living, just steps from GWU.

Throughout the living areas, we entwined wood slats and glass with the existing brick to provide a clean textural overlay that balances the solid space with the voids of the façade. The large kitchen and dining area accommodate the couple’s desire to entertain guests, and the unique glass elevator complements the openness and transparency of the space.

To complete an otherwise disjointed rear façade, we combined new and old to provide a natural flow to the rear patio. This created a more connected feeling and cohesive look to the exterior.

The upper floors provide a private space and home offices with lots of natural light – with the third floor opening up to a deck that harbors a vegetable garden.