Character Restored

Architect David Jones brings this Queen Anne into the 21st century while maintaining its roots.

This circa 1907 Queen Anne sits on a prominent corner in the Chevy Chase Village historic district just north of Washington, D.C. In “modernizing” the home, prior owners has replaced double-hung windows with single panes, removed the porch, covered the home in aluminum siding, and paved over much of the rear yard. Using historical records and photographs, architect David Jones restored the home to its original state with modern sensibilities.

The architects recreated the generous overhanging red slate roof and a prominent wraparound porch fronting two streets.

Inside, the prior owner had closed off the front door with a makeshift vestibule. Jones removed this to restore the large reception room with its central stair and Palladian window.

Jones added new fireplace mantels and anew openings to the living room to further improve the entry space. A geothermal heating nad cooling system and new insulation throughout the home unobtrusively modernize the restoration.

The new open kitchen has easy access to a family room and mudroom and includes a quarter sawn white oak floor, custom cabinets, and Wolf and Subzero appliances.

In the rear, a breakfast area is backed by an “infill porch” that sits between the kitchen and a new wing.

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