a Georgian Revival in the city

A family with two growing boys and an empty lot had a vision for a Georgian-style dream home but needed help marrying traditional detailing with their modern lifestyle. In partnership with Bruce A. Rich Associates, Aggregate refined the exterior concept to lend a classic, stately appearance reminiscent of Washington's Embassy Row while working closely with both the client and Palindrome Design to tailor the interior layout and finishes to meet the client's modern-day living needs.

A double height entertainment room with a wood-paneled bar and two stories of west-facing windows creates an open environment for the owners to host friends and family. A grand curved staircase, running from the basement to the second floor in a sweeping arc through the main room, gives the home an air of true grandeur.

A 2-story indoor sports court was placed on the basement level for the boys, in addition to an exercise room with a commanding view over the court through a floor-to-ceiling wall of tempered glass. A wine room with custom, steel-frame glass doors houses the couple's growing wine collection, and an elegant dining room plays host to the couple's dinner parties.

The master suite includes his-and-hers bathrooms - connected by a large glass-paneled shower - in addition to customized closets. Accommodations for a live-in nanny and two laundry rooms on separate levels give this space the flexibility required of busy couple in need of a luxurious 21st century home.

Combining modern layouts and the aesthetics of the Georgian style, this home reflects the truly unique vision of the client and their partnering architects and interior designer.

Architect of Record: Bruce A. Rich Associates
In collaboration with: Palindrome Design (interior design)
Builder: Gibson Builders LLC
Project status: completed 2014