House with a simple color palette

Located in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington DC, the Stephenson House is a project by Assembledge (design architect) and Fowlkes Studio (executive architect) who renovated a 1962 modernist home. The traditional form of the original house has been retained with neutral tones and contemporary details still in keeping with the colonial homes in the neighborhood.

The home extends over 4,552 square meters over three floors, with public living space on the middle level. The exterior is clad in mahogany siding, charcoal gray brick and glass, all of which are timeless but contemporary.

On the upper floor there is a master bedroom with an adjoining terrace and two further bedrooms. In the basement there is a family room and a gym. The main floor extends outside to a raised deck with a fire pit and screened in porch. The interior has an open floor plan that feels much larger on the outside, and large windows that let in natural light. A similar color palette as the exterior provides the home with a coherent connection between indoors and outdoors. There are large windows and glazed walls to take in the views and natural light, and the interior spaces seem to flow seamlessly into the terraces.

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