Traditional and Tailored

Initially built in 1890, this free-standing Georgetown home was renovated and expanded in the 1980s. The addition clashed with the historic character of the original structure with its excessive use of large windows that neither complimented the style or scale of the house. BVA rebuilt the exterior brick walls of the addition to accommodate more suitable windows and doors and unify the home’s architecture. Inside, the large kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house. Similarly, a secluded formal dining room was underutilized, resulting in an empty oversized double parlor. The rear addition, reconfigured to provide a large eat-in kitchen and family room, maximizes backyard and pool views and leaves enough space for a tailored butler’s pantry and bar that opens to the newly repurposed double parlor, now a living room and dining room space. On the second floor, BVA moved the primary bedroom from the center of the home to the rear, where the homeowners can now spend more time enjoying the serene view of their backyard. Purchased by a young, newlywed couple, the home was successfully updated and reconfigured by BVA and interior designer Liz Mearns of Imagine Design to meet the needs of modern living while retaining its historic charm.

Photography: Robert Radifera

Styling/Staging: Charlotte Safavi

Interior Designer: Liz Mearns – Imagine Design

Contractor: CarrMichael Construction