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Bloomgarden Residence Renovation - Falls Church VA

Reconfiguring for today's living. Kay Architects was approached by the Owner who wanted to renovate their existing residence which had been previously modified and added onto in an unappealing manner. The Owner described their existing floor layout as a "rabbit warren" of small tightly connected spaces. An open floor plan was in order for this house.

With a limited budget, a partial renovation was undertaken. Kay Architects worked closely with Owners to develop a renovation plan which addressed their desire to have an area in which to interact with their young children while accomplishing their own daily tasks. The previously enclosed porch was demolished to allow for an expansion of informal eating area with study/computer station and enlarged pantry/laundry room.

Childs Residence Renovation/ Addition - Oakton VA

The Childs, through an agreement with a Developer of a larger project, were to have a garage and master bedroom addition paid for by the Developer; while the Childs desire to relocate and expand their kitchen would be at their own expense. Kay Architects was asked lead in the design and documentation for both scopes of work while itemizing the different scopes for pricing purposes.

The program for the addition included a three car garage, pantry, new entry hall, and exterior deck on the first floor level. The second floor contained a laundry room, a bonus room w/ sitting area and the master bedroom suite, which included the master bedroom, walk-in closet, and accessible bath. The levels were connected with an open stair, and accommodations were made for a future elevator so the residents could age-in-place.

The kitchen renovation required the relocation of the kitchen to the existing dining and pantry areas. The existing kitchen space itself became the new dining room.

West Groves Avenue - Alexandria VA

Two for one. Kay Architects was approached by a Developer with intentions of taking an infill double lot and providing a duplex house. The requested design philosophy was to have exterior finish materials and design elements to reflect the Victorian character of the surrounding neighborhood.

Howard Residence Porch Addition - Falls Church VA

Summer Comfort. The clients complaint about an existing rear deck that faced southwest and was uncomfortable during the summer months was turned into expressions of enjoyment with its alteration to a pleasant and shaded porch. Utilizing the existing structure of the deck, the porch addition was stylized in a manner compatible with the existing house.

Rich Residence Entrance Renovation - Arlington VA


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Inviting Entrance. Dissatisfied with the appearance and function of the entrance feature of their split level house, the Owners requested the creation of a contemporary covered entrance. The entry feature design was integrated into the existing style of the house, while providing the desire protection from the elements

Noble Residence Renovation - Vienna VA

Immediate impact. The Owner of a contemporary rambler was looking to provide an addition that included a carport, living room, and exterior deck. This simple addition to the exterior of this house brought the bland contemporary style to life with complementary massing.