Franck & Lohsen Architects

Partridge Lane Residence

Washington, DC

A complete interior and exterior renovation transformed this previously bland 1950s house into a timeless beauty. On the exterior, the ordinary red brick was whitewashed, double casement windows were replaced with single casement windows, shutters were updated, and additional French doors were added. A heavy brick balcony over the entry door was replaced with a light wrought iron railing, and a formalized entry drive and plantings enhanced the front yard.

On the rear of the house, a new bluestone terrace was created to transition the rear of the home to a new formal rear lawn. Additional doors from several rooms off the back opened up the house to the terrace and the lawn.

Almost all interior rooms were significantly altered—most notably the entry hall where a new sweeping circular stair replaced an uninspired staircase. The oversized kitchen was updated and an intimate breakfast room was created, overlooking the rear terrace. 

New millwork throughout the house and a stunning interior installation by Darryl Carter work in unison to create a youthful, yet timeless home.

Gordon Beall