Cabin John, Maryland
2018 National CotY Award Winner, Residential Exterior Over $200,000
A total transformation lifted this home’s profile and radically improved safety and function, changing the original Colonial-style façade to a Contemporary one. A shadowy portico and rotting columns had obscured the home’s fine lines, sizable windows, and solid brick construction. Rich hardwoods, precise metal trims, and engaging asymmetry transform the exterior. Now new canopies provide protection while inviting more natural light into the interior. The design unifies the windows in vertical rows, making the structure feel taller, while a deliberate placement of off-center elements at the door helps resolve the asymmetry of the home. Fabricated steel rods and brackets float protective canopies, and a hidden drainage system ensures the result will stand up for years.