Washington, D.C., USA
Together with Campion Hruby Landscape Architects, Robert M. Gurney harmonizes historical with modern for Renovation 1662, a transformation of a home in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
For its harmonious design, Renovation 1662 has recently been awarded a 2022 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Located in Georgetown, this project transforms a small, unrenovated rowhouse into a modern, light-filled and open dwelling.
In the original design, compartmentalized spaces were disconnected from a deep, rear garden.
The existing kitchen, located in the basement, was a full floor below the primary living spaces.
For the renovation, spaces were rearranged, while maintaining the historical structure.
A new, open staircase with a skylight allows light to permeate through all the floors, including the basement.
Walls were removed on the main level, opening the spaces to a modern addition that connects to the garden.
Rooms on the second floor of the historical fabric were opened to the sloping roofline to provide a greater sense of space.
A new master bedroom with high ceilings and an abundance of glass occupies the second floor of the new addition.
Exposed brick and stone walls, Danish Douglas fir floors, and rich cabinetry create a warm but minimal interior aesthetic.
Project: Renovation 1662
Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Lead Architect: Robert M. Gurney
Landscape Architects: Campion Hruby Landscape Architects
Contractor: Washington Landmark Construction