The N Street Trust

Georgetown, Washington, DC, 2010

In renovating this Federal-style townhouse, built circa 1810, the architects ended up rebuilding nearly 85 percent of the house as the renovations by others left the building in a precarious state.  Re-pouring the foundation and lowering the lower floor to ground level that added sufficient height to the ceilings and kitchen for large open windows and formal dining.  A backyard pool adds modernity and surprise to the historic neighborhood.  The interior emphasizes clean lines and pristine walls, while the exterior meticulously replicates period pocket windows and details of the Federal Era. It is also the first historic Georgetown house to have geothermal heating and cooling installed.

 

Winner:

2011 Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture, The American Institute of Architects

2012  Award of Excellence by Home & Design Magazine

Published: Architectural Digest, Home & Design, CASA Vogue, VD Magazine (Spanish) 

Project Architect: Richard Cho

Architectural photography: Robert C. Lautman