2022 Master Design Awards: Whole House More Than $700,000 — BRONZE

by Emily Blackburn

Donald Lococo Architects 

Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC | Project Cost: $1,164,000
Square Footage before: 2,560 | Square Footage after: 3,507

The single story, flat roofed home, built in 1970, exemplified architectural principals more often seen in commercial rather than residential builds of that era. A near perfect square, it remained untouched save a rear bedroom addition and cabinet replacement making it both notable and an exception in a neighborhood of expanded colonials. This made preserving the existing architecture worth saving even though the submitted program provided by the owners added a score of rooms to the existing home

Some challenges the design team faced included the function of the home; the original owners designed the home to function as a gallery, which left the home with excessive display walls that isolated walls, redundant refinishing areas, and a windowless front façade designed to avoid theft and sunlight. This was not an ideal set up for the family of three who had purchased it. The team removed the gallery walls to de-compartmentalize the living spaces, and helped to clearly define the zones of the home. 


Doors: Reeb
Tile: Marmi Classico
HVAC:  Bryant
Brick/Stone/Stucco: Parex
Doors: Pella
Windows: Jeld-Wen
Locksets and Hardware: Baldwin
Paint/Stain: Benjamin Moore

Lighting: WAC
Countertop: Neolith
Sinks: Elkay
Faucets: Vigo
Range: Wolf
Exhaust Hood: Prestige
Oven: Wolf
Refrigerator: Subzero

Dishwasher: Cove
Washer/Dryer: Miele
Bath Cabinetry: Room & Board
Toilet: Signature Hardware
Shower: Dreamline
Shower Faucet: Gerber
Sink: Nameek’s
Sink Faucet: Gerber

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