The primary structure was built in 1977 on a partially wooded 3.34 acres lot in Highland, Maryland. This home was purchased in 2004, by a family who had recently built a large custom home but found its spaces to be too overwhelming and impersonal. After careful consideration of undertaking a project of this scale, they set out to renovate this home by restyling and altering spaces to welcome rather than overwhelm. The interior of the house was gutted and a significant addition was constructed to the right side and rear. The casual charm of this French Country house would be rehabilitated to combine old world elegance with new comfortable interiors. The aim of the project was to create cohesive, flowing spaces that were also usable and efficient, while maintaining the character and style. This was achieved through creative design efforts. The charm of the original structure had merit and gave the owners and architect vision to salvage the plan. By rehabilitating some French Country elements, the house regains its sense of elegance. The goal of the project was met in its ability for the significant addition and new elements to fit the mass and resemble the original house design so well, that it is difficult to detect it was not part of the original house design. Overall, this project provided the necessary means to impress and entertain as well as provide the creature comforts the owners desired from their home.
- Client: Highland Residence
- Filed under: Additions & Renovations, Single Family