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House With Simple Color Palette

Located in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington DC, Stephenson House is a project by Assembledge (Design Architect) and Fowlkes Studio (Executive Architect) that renovated a modernist house in 1962. The traditional shape of the original house has been retained and with neutral colors and contemporary details it still fits in with the colonial houses in the neighborhood.

The house extends over 4,552 square meters on three floors, with the public living space on the middle level. The exterior is clad in mahogany siding, anthracite-colored bricks, and glass, all of which are timeless but contemporary.

On the upper floor there is a master bedroom with an adjoining terrace and two further bedrooms. In the basement there is a family room and a gym. The ground floor extends outward to a raised deck with a fire pit and screened porch. The interior has an open floor plan that feels much larger with the outside area, and large windows that let in natural light. A similar color palette as the outdoor area offers the house a coherent connection between indoor and outdoor areas. There are large windows and glass-enclosed walls to soak in the views and natural light, and interiors appear to flow seamlessly into terraces.

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