Tucked in one of DC’s hottest up and coming neighborhoods, this development house was designed to welcome a wide array of people ranging from large families to newlyweds. Intended for sale, the residence needed to convey a sense of community, belonging, modernity and wellbeing.
Newton Street is a building that emphasizes on maintaining constant communication with the outdoors. With light filled rooms offering unobstructed views of time passing, all floors connect through an open staircase that takes you to a roof deck featuring spectacular views of the city. An open floor plan with smart circulation separates private and public areas. Natural materials combined with a light color palette promote spaciousness and a canvas for the owner to tell her/his own story.
The kitchen, dining and living room share a twenty foot long counter created to intertwine family and friends around a cup of coffee, a shared meal or a game night. The white surface is an arrow pointing straight out to nature through a glass wall opened to the back terrace. It is the spine of the public areas that symbolizes community, harmony and family.
The second and third floors are filled with fenestrations that continue to bathe the space with natural light and views of nature. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. The rear addition is dressed with an active material that constantly changes colors. The aluminum siding continually reflects the patterns of weather evoking a sense of travel and time. The façade was slightly disrupted to increase light and enhance the main entrance.
Located in Brookland, Washington D.C.