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Beyond the Box

The program for this project was to inject space into this typical Arlington colonial for a growing family. The goal for Design Dynamics was to accomplish this with a solution that would take the ‘box’ out of this colonial, and bring something fun and enjoyable to the family. Each of the masses used to shape the back of the house, represents an individual function inside the house while assembling a playful cityscape elevation from the outside. Filling the spaces is a new master bath and a laundry room on the second floor, and a new kitchen and family room on the first. The windows flood the inside space with natural light framing views of the yard and skyline beyond the neighborhood. From the outside, the shape of the addition takes an active role in carving out paths to the house, and shaping outdoor spaces as well. The addition here helped to transform both the home and the yard into a more comfortable, and usable place for the owners, while the influx of light and views works to make living there a much more enjoyable experience.