The Rosedale Estate dates back to the earliest settlement of Washington DC. The original house, still located on a hilltop overlooking the National Cathedral, is now part of the Rosedale Land Conservancy in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. The home pictured here was constructed in the early 20th century as a guest house for the estate, and is also part of the Conservancy. The project called for a historically sensitive addition that significantly increased the size and layout of the public areas, as well as transforming bedrooms and bathrooms. The primary interiors were gutted and restored to their original historic context, while modern amenities in the kitchen and other areas were allowed to contrast for a contemporary balance of styles. This project won the 2011 Gold Award from MNCBIA for best addition under 2000 square feet.