This project involved the complete interior renovation of an existing 1940’s colonial home in Washington, DC. The design offers a reconfiguration of space that maintains focus on the owner’s Asian art and furniture, while creating a unified, informal environment for the large and active family. The open plan of the first floor is divided by a new core, which collects all of the service functions at the center of the plan and orchestrates views between spaces. A winding circulation sequence takes family members from the first floor public areas, up an open central stair and connects them to a new second floor “hub” that joins all of the private bedrooms and bathrooms together. From this hub a new spiral stair was introduced to the attic, finishing the connection of all three levels.

Photographs by Anice Hoachlander