Cullen Residence - Alexandria VA

The understated gem along Little Hunting Creek is pleasantly situated across from historic Mount Vernon. This reclaimed lot configuration is very shallow and wide with an odd angle generated by the 100 year flood plain. The street façade is humble and unobtrusive to passers by while the full three story creek elevation gestures prominence and strength to viewers from across the water. The program consisted of standard family spaces including Living Room, Dining Room, Library and Kitchen on the First Floor; the Second Floor program included a Laundry, Bedroom, and the Master Suite, and the Third Floor program involved 2 additional Bedrooms with a Sitting Room overlooking Little Hunting Creek. The foundation construction complicated by poor soils requiring a deep foundation system (pilings) which required Fairfax County's Special Inspection review