Bright & Airy Kitchen and Family room addition

In 2017 BARI architects were commissioned to design this large home addition. The addition essentially doubled the existing residence to gain a much-needed owners suite and luxurious entertaining space. Completed in 2018 the clients exquisite taste for modern details streamlined our design decisions to deliver a signature project in the Takoma Park neighborhood in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. You may remember the project from a previous blog post where we had just framed out the kitchen and family room addition here. Or an even earlier post when we first started the project here.

A long overdue update:

This is one project that we are excited to share! We couldn’t be happier with the final product and it is a real feature for all parties involved.

Our clients are outgrowing their current space and have asked BARI to step in and help expand their environment. The single hall colonials that are quite abundant in the Takoma Park, Maryland neighborhoods are sometimes tricky to get right as that central stair does symmetrically cut the residence in half. One trick we applied to this project was actually shifting the front door and entry to one side which allowed us to redistribute the circulation through the main floor. However, I won’t propose this solution for many. Since we were completely relocating the kitchen and expanding the floorspace towards the rear of the existing residence this gives us a perfect opportunity to carve out a new entry experience create something special for them.

The completed kitchen and family addition photos
The finished large family room with lots of shelves
View of living room with lots of books and natural light
View of open living, dining and kitchen rooms architects addition
bright and airy kitchen with eat-in table
view to new part of hous
View from the old kitchen to the new addition
Millwork storage near side entry
View of kitchen eat-in dining table
The newly relocated entry (the front door was right across from the stair)
Bright and airy master bedroom with skylight and window bench
New Owner’s suite with skylight
Close-up detail of window bench architectural detail
Detail of window seat
Photo of a freestanding tub in a master bathroom
New Owner’s suite bathroom
detail of an ivy plant in a bathroom renovation
Bathroom renovation modern vanity detail
A peek of the exterior, sleek, black siding. The red brick house beyond is a “before” reference.

It’s always a special privilege as young architects to work in Takoma Park, Maryland on home renovations and additions. Above all, it’s because the residents value their community. Building this kitchen and family room addition allowed this young family to stay in this neighborhood that they love so much.

In conclusion, we love the modern take that the Browns took to the exterior. And the white interior is the perfect contrast. The result was a cozy, but still light & airy interior space with a statement-making exterior.

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