Franck & Lohsen Architects

Alsop House

Washington, DC

Noted writer Joseph Alsop created the bones of this unique Georgetown house. This large square horseshoe-shaped house encloses a grand private garden. While rich in size and landscape, the interiors had not been thoroughly completed and were lacking detail. 

The renovation of this important house by a young family enabled the advancement of the interiors to be equal to the legend of the house. Under-scaled openings between rooms were enlarged and views toward the garden were enhanced so as to provide additional lighting. Having no moldings in the original house, the opportunity to create character was realized through the use of classic Modern/Art Deco style millwork for the cornice, baseboards and door surrounds.

This radical transformation was completed through the stylish decoration of Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln.

Gordon Beall