A homeowner wanted to remodel her Woodley Park rowhouse to make what was a dark, inconvenient space more attractive and functional. She turned to Bruce Wentworth to enclose the sleeping porch and connect it to an adjacent bedroom. The renovation would also create a home office out of a drab internal room (above).
|The interior room was dark and uninviting with no windows and a low ceiling. It had unintentionally become a junk area.||Wentworth added a skylight to brighten the windowless space. He designed a tray ceiling that slopes up to the new skylight and adds a foot to the ceiling height.|
|The client lacked a desk area for working at home as well as storage and bookshelves.||A custom desk unit with cabinets, shelves, and corkboard was installed. It provides ample room to store items and books neatly.|
|Space was drab with scuffed paint and no effective lighting.||The new office area has been painted a bright teal hue with crisp off-white trim and built-ins. Recessed and task lighting has been added.|
RENOVATION & INTERIOR DESIGN: BRUCE WENTWORTH, AIA, Wentworth, Inc., Chevy Chase, Maryland. PHOTOGRAPHY: STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG.