Axis Architects recently completed this home renovation project in Takoma Park MD. The design task was not only to completely reconfigure the interior layout but to improve the exterior look of the house.
Exterior Renovation Process
On the exterior the existing damaged and deteriorated stone cladding was removed and replaced with new modern and durable materials. The two-tone fiber cement siding creates a contrast and variation while highlighting certain areas of the façade. New large windows throughout bring in more natural light. The new angled and custom-made windows help accentuate the sloped roof lines and midcentury character of the house. Clear story windows were added at the high roof to activate what was originally a largely visible blank wall and bring more light to the 2nd floor. The front and rear decks were rebuilt and a sunken patio was created at the rear for more functional outdoor space.