making good use of that outmoded rear sun porch

Typical of countless row houses across Washington DC, this Logan Circle home was built with a two-story sun porch at the rear of the house, which was a great feature before central air conditioning and when smaller rooms were the norm. Fast forward to the present day, and the sun porch is an anachronism: a small fair-weather-only room that blocks light from the interior of the house.

Aggregate converted this sun porch into light-filled year-round space on both levels: a new table-space kitchen on the ground floor with a built-in bench seat, and an expanded guest bedroom with enough space for a home office on the second floor. We also relocated the exit stairs from the back of the house to the side, to maximize the patio area in the backyard.

Builder: KingsTown Remodeling, Rockville MD
Project status: completed 2016