Its Georgetown locale was ideal, but its ’80s-era layout, anything but. The owners decided to renovate their primary house after we had worked with them on a beach getaway—they wanted their in-town residence to flow as nicely as their weekend place.
We gutted the first floor to realign the living spaces, working in concert with designer Jodi Macklin, who chose all the colors, lighting and furniture. First, we expanded and reoriented the kitchen to create an axis that stretches from the central stovetop and island, through ribbed-glass French doors to the breakfast room, and into the family room, where the sightline ends at the fireplace.
We then designed a terraced outdoor patio with a pergola overhead, which provides shade and creates a room-like setting within the leafy back yard.
The master suite also got a facelift. We took out several walls and a laundry room upstairs to create more space and a better layout. Now, the suite has a richly appointed private hallway, two new dressing rooms, a new bathroom, and a bedroom with fresh finishes, paint colors and furnishings. The scheme suits our clients so well that they’ll be able to enjoy it for many more years to come.