This is a home with pedigree. Our clients came to us after purchasing the prominent Heurich-Parks house in Washington, DC. The 1925 Spanish Revival home, which was added on to in 1938 and 1960, had suffered from years of neglect, so our challenge was to restore the original structure while expanding and improving it for a couple with young children.
The home’s landmark designation required us to keep the original façade, with its Spanish-tile roof, stucco walls, and a curved gable with its distinctive quatrefoil accent. But the local Historic Preservation Review Board allowed us to take down the unremarkable, one-story 1960 addition in the rear, which we’re replacing with a more architecturally appropriate structure. A boxy carriage house and garage at the rear of the property will also get a makeover as a Spanish-Revival guest house.
The new addition includes an indoor pool under its own roof. A covered, columned entry from the driveway leads to a central hallway, which will separate the pool enclosure from a two-story volume that will contain bedrooms on the main level and second floor. A new lower level includes a play room for the children in addition to a sauna, massage room, and steam showers.
Many of the original home’s architectural gems will remain intact. We’re extracting and restoring its metal-framed windows, salvaging and reusing roof tiles, and reclaiming original built-in benches and library shelves for use in the renovated spaces. An original rear patio will also be resurfaced, and its metal awning frame preserved.
Construction is in progress.