2021 RDAA | Custom Period or Vernacular Renovation | Logan Circle Renovation | Colleen Healey Architecture

Striking an appealing balance between traditional and minimalist, the Logan Circle renovation is the result of clients who were of two minds. The wife feels most comfortable in eclectic, vintage surroundings, while the husband likes his spaces starkly modern. Colleen Healey’s design catered brilliantly to both tastes, preserving much of the three-story row house’s front section facing Washington, D.C.’s historic Logan Circle, while reconfiguring the two-story dogleg in the rear. The renovation preserved distinctive elements such as the decorative-glass bay windows and archways at each floor landing, and reused four of the eight fireplaces. Elegant insertions updated the interiors while preserving the building’s character: a steel and glass mudroom, an elongated archway between the front and back of the house, and the sculpted treatment of stock skylights that bring light from the roof into the main floor through an opening in the kitchen ceiling. Colleen lightly touched the front and rear façades, repainting the blue trim grayish black and adding a roof deck and a floor-to-ceiling glass slider on the back.

“I loved exposing some of the row house elements, like the brick of the original chimney and the joists,” Colleen says. “The house is expressing itself in very different ways in front and back, but it still feels very connected through the material palette.” The judges applauded the inspired, respectful fusion of old and new. [To view full feature coverage of this project in Residential Design magazine, click here.]


Citation  

Custom Period or Vernacular Renovation

Colleen Healey Architecture
Logan Circle Renovation
Washington

Project Credits

ARCHITECT: Colleen Healey Architecture, Washington

BUILDER: John Allen, AllenBuilt, Bethesda, Maryland

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Norton Consulting Engineers, Washington

METALWORK: AK Metal Fabricators,
Alexandria, Virginia

PROJECT SIZE: 6,000 square feet

SITE SIZE: .08 acre

Construction Cost: Withheld

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jennifer Horn Photography and Anice Hoachlander 


Key Products

DISHWASHER: Miele, Bosch

FAUCETS: Newport Brass, Delta, Kallista

INSULATION/THERMAL & MOISTURE
BARRIERS: AeroBarrier

LIGHTING: Lutron, Progress

OVEN: Miele

RANGE: Wolf

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZERS: Sub-Zero, JennAir

ROOFING: TPO

SECURITY/AUDIOVISUAL: Powerhouse

SINKS: Elkay, Kohler

SKYLIGHTS: VELUX

TILE: Architectural Ceramics

TOILETS: TOTO

WINDOWS: Loewen

WINDOW SHADING: Lutron

WINE STORAGE: Whirlpool


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Plans and Drawings

 

 

 

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