Spring Valley Residence

Washington, DC

The owner, a developer, was working with FORMA Design on several other projects, and asked one day if we would come by his house in Spring Valley, where he had tasked another base building architect to put an addition to his existing 5000sf home, so we might assist in the interior architecture and interior design. We suggested that, instead of an addition, he might consider rethinking the existing layout of the house, proportions, finishes, circulation, etc, modernize the house and instead of an addition, use the beautiful yard he had for a pool and landscaping, so it became an extension of their living areas. And that’s what we did. We collaborated with Barnes Vanze Architects and Arenz Landscape Architects to created a totally re-imagined home within that same footprint, for the client and his wife and their 4 children, where they have enjoyed entertaining friends and family throughout the year.

Client Testimonial

"I have worked with lots of architects over the years on both commercial and residential projects, but you consistently raise the bar. We have worked together on several commercial projects, but I believe your best work was on our home. You immediately understood what we wanted from the renovation and fit the design into the existing footprint of our house, which saved us our backyard. A feature which we enjoy all year long! We can’t tell you how happy we are with the finished product and look forward to the next project together".