green home addition in arlington-rear elevation ALL PHOTOS BY KEN WYNER

Here are photos of a recently completed energy efficient remodeling and addition project in Arlington, Virginia.  The project earned a Silver Award in the county’s Green Home Choice program.

The project included a three story addition, as well as a remodeled kitchen, and other improvements to the existing house.  Features of the addition included careful air sealing, multiple layers of insulation, tripled glazed windows, and an energy recovery ventilation system (ERV).  The most prominent energy efficient feature is generous daylighting.

In terms of its design, a principle theme is flow.  The massing of the addition itself is rotated at an angle to the original house, to help relate it not only to interior spaces, but to the garden as well.   A serpentine path to the new portico, providing a diagonal approach, reinforces the theme.

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NEW PORTICO FOR THIS ARLINGTON CLASSIC CAPE

The builder was Klockner and Co. of Takoma Park, MD.  Help yourself to a self guided tour:

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This doorway was relocated to provide physical and visual access from the dining room to the garden.

 

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As you enter the kitchen, the breakfast nook comes into view.

 

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 Moving the door from the dining room provides a kitchen work space out of the traffic pattern.

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 A detail of the walnut sink counter, by Treincarnation.

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Family Room

 

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View from the family room to the kitchen

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Family room and desk

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Desk, by Treincarnation

 

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Approaching the master bedroom

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Master bedroom

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Master bathroom

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Vanity

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Patio and sheltered entry way

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The angled family room wing shelters the patio from the driveway and neighboring property

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Soft color counterbalances the bold geometry