This three-story Capitol Hill row house consisted of three rental units prior to renovation. The lower level, which was to remain an apartment, was renovated first and served as a residence for the owners while the upper floors were converted into a single family residence.
The main façade of the residence was within the historic district and could not be altered. However, the rear facade was not considered protected within the historic district guidelines and could be altered, even though it was visible from the public way. This permitted us to maximize the amount of glazing at the back of the house. The new rear facade allowed us to increase the efficiency of the exterior walls, while also adding a more modern expression consistent with the esthetic of the interior spaces. This allowed more natural light into the master bedroom on the upper level and into the kitchen/garden room on the main level.
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