reworking a rare, wide row house in Shaw

This row house in the northwest Washington DC neighborhood of Shaw is one of the widest homes on its street, and so it represented an excellent opportunity for its new owners to reorganize the interior layouts on the first floor and in the master suite on the second floor.

On the first floor, we eliminated a narrow hallway in order to add a much needed half-bath and coat closet to the stair parlor (this is one of those turn-of-the-century homes that featured a living room in front, a stair parlor and a formal dining room in the middle, and a galley kitchen at the rear). A brand new kitchen spans the rear of the home and includes a large center island and open shelving.

In the master suite, we reorganized the flow to create a more logical layout for furniture and art placement, replaced a really awkward and ugly wall of shallow closets with his-and-his walk-in closets, and blew the bathroom out to create a spa-like environment for the couple.

Project completion: Summer 2017