The Liberty Tavern - Arlington VA

Reviving a circa 1900 two story street front retail building. The atmosphere of the project was to reflect the turn of the century neighborhood character in which it was located, while incorporating touches of modern design. The intended use for the project was a neighborhood bar and family restaurant with a take-out service at the rear.

The main dining area is located on the upper level, as is the kitchen. Light has been re-introduced into this space with the reopening of the windows. Dining seating embraces the light filled walls with a continuous banquette bench. The high ceiling with shallow coffer detailing, cove lighting and modern pendent lighting accentuates the expanse of dining tables. The warmth of a stained wood wainscot and hardwood floors abound in the space to provide relief from the high ceiling as well as a refined atmosphere for diners.

The Lower level, in contrast, is casual. The bar area is a millwork masterpiece with a large display for wines surrounding inset viewing screens for clientele while incorporating the reopened windows. The ceiling arches overhead with a pleasing melee of coffers and lights. Adjacent is a community table at which guests can enjoy a casual meal and mingle with others in an informal setting. The lounge area offers guests a casual and relaxed setting for guests to enjoy drinks and comfort food. The street façade in adorned with an upgraded storefront system to provide the visual connection to those outside. The entrance is highlighted with the added monumental stair of stained wood and painted metal. Earthtone random block tile flooring, stained wood wainscoting and trim, dark bronze hardware and period style light fixtures make this space inviting to all who enter.