Attached Garage

Location: Oakton, VA

When viewing this home from the street it’s nearly impossible to identify what’s new and what’s original to the home. We work hard to accomplish this and take pride in any addition that’s “hiding” in plain sight. It’s a perfect example of what we mean when we speak of appropriate details. Done right, the addition should seamlessly integrate with the rest of the home.

The owners of this 1960s brick split foyer home wanted to increase the living space and tackle some renovation work too. The master plan called for a new two-car garage with living space above and a new kitchen, dining room and foyer. To add square footage to the home, we incorporated the existing garage into the the new floor plan, adding the new semi-attached garage to the left of its original location. The new garage introduces a second entrance to the front elevation along with new bedroom/office space and a full bath above. A bank of three 12-pane windows provides abundant light to the new interior space and acts as a visual transition from the original home to the new addition.

We also reworked the facade for aesthetic and functional reasons. In creating the covered porch, we extended the roofline forward, creating additional square footage under roof, while introducing rectangular columns and a standing seam metal roof for visual interest. We incorporated the standing seam roof on the garage addition as well to help tie the two structures together.

Inside, the abundant increase in space provided for a spectacular kitchen and dining room. A wide hallway, vaulted ceiling and generous moldings also contribute to the sense of scale and showcase the first rate carpentry.