ADS (Architectural Design Studio)

ADS (Architectural Design Studio)

McLean, VA


Wallis Residence

The Wallis’s initially approached ADS in 1996 to design an addition for their home. Upon the project’s completion a three-story addition was designed and constructed accommodating the households growing needs. However, in 2001 they again needed more space and commissioned ADS to design a new addition to their home. This not only provided ADS with the opportunity to give the Wallis home a distinctive new appearance but also further enhance the composition constructed 5 years prior. The resulting design comprised of a second story addition punctuated by a sweeping arced copper roof. This scheme not only made the homes exterior facade unique but incorporated exposed wood beams throughout the second-story addition. The interior wood beams curved with the roofline along the ceiling, which considerably increased the bedrooms size and overall feeling. This distinctive roofline was also mimicked on a smaller scale above the homes newly designed entryway and extended in shape through the foyers ceiling, thus creating a more spacious and light quality, upon entry to the home. 

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Status: Built