This renovation and interior design transformed a very dark and enclosed four-storey Logan Circle Victorian townhouse into a lighter, brighter and more open home for a family of four. Just steps from one of Washington D.C.’s trendiest neighborhoods, the house was in need of an update and fresh approach to its layout and overall aesthetic as it had never been renovated since the family purchased the property years before. The original Kitchen-formerly located at the Garden Level/Basement- felt somewhat remote and cut off from the main activity of the rest of the house. Therefore, it was re-established at the rear of the Parlor Floor. This allowed better access to the garden beyond and more light, with new window openings introduced and existing ones expanded. The streamlined design of the kitchen and the opening-up of the rest of this floor allowed for better circulation between the various rooms that had formerly been sectioned off from each other. A new open stair to the Garden Level and Family Room below, just off the Kitchen and Pantry, further enhanced the connection between the more public floors of the house. Layout changes to the Third and Fourth Floors also allowed for better functioning of the more private spaces above. Much of the original floors, surfaces and details were retained and refurbished throughout to allow the juxtaposition of the old with new modern and vintage furniture and art pieces. Updates also included a revamped A/C system, new audio/visual and lighting throughout, and some minor exterior work at both the front and rear.
Interior Design collaboration with Hendricks Interiors
Photography by Ed Hueber/ archphoto
Lighting Design by Brian McIntyre/Flux Studio