Gardner Mohr Architects took on the challenge of remodeling an older, 1960’s style home, into an updated, modern piece of architecture.
Built on a wooded lot in Bethesda, Maryland, the home is surrounded by forested land.
Part of the challenge of the project was preserving the natural feel of the area, even within the home, while simultaneously updating the interior with modern amenities and building techniques.
The design of the home is centered around the concept of fitting in with the natural elements surrounding it, as evidence here by the porch built surrounding a living tree.
Screened in porches, and the beautiful deck were added to the property, giving a beautiful outdoor space in which to enjoy the areas gorgeous panoramic views.
The home has been given enhanced windows and larger, glass doors, to allow natural light, and scenic views to stream into the home. The Sixties design was preserved to give the home additional character.
New materials and features have been added to the home to make the best use of the space that it is located in, and to maximize the home’s over-all efficiency.
These improvements have included everything from envelope improvements, to updates to the mechanical systems of the home, and a brand new storm water management system (an important feature for a home built on a strong slope).
Interior enhancements to the home have opened the inside to the great outdoors, from the kitchen to the bathrooms
Special Thanks to Gardner Mohr Architects & Jim Tetro for providing the quotes and photography for this story.
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