In the previous weeks, you could already enjoy two of our three favorites from the 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge, the LEICESTER HOUSE by Eric Gartner and the RUSSELL T. JOY BUILDING by THA Architecture Inc. Today's featured project is UTAH STREET RESIDENCE in Arlington, VA by Jon Hensley Architects.
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The architectural addition dramatically changed the house, in adding a contemporary light filled expansive kitchen and entertaining space. The existing kitchen and dining room were combined into a larger dining area that is open to the addition containing the new kitchen. The kitchen has 11 ft. ceilings and is wrapped in windows, providing for abundance of natural light and views of the landscape. The kitchen, with its clean and simple notes, becomes fused with the nature, inviting the vibrant colors in the landscape inside the home. The dialogue between the exterior and interior continues when the western red cedar siding, stone floors and stained wood ceiling are carried through to the exterior.
The new addition had many positive elements that allowed for a seamless link with the new deck and garden. There is a clear sight line from the front door into the back garden and this is further emphasized by having part of the stone floor treatment in the kitchen continue under the glass doors into the garden.
The terrace consisting of stone and wood continues under the glass walls effectively extending building materials found in the house addition into the landscape.
The professionals involved in this project are:
Architects: Jon Hensley and Sunny Carroll of Jon Hensley
Architects Landscape Architect: Scott Brinitzer Design Associates, Inc.
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