Drawing Board Architecture + Custom Building

Clean-Lined Classic

Drawing Board Architecture + Custom Building Homeowners with a cramped, dated abode hired Broadhurst Architects to redesign the kitchen and add on a third floor to accommodate visiting family members. They also requested an exterior makeover so the home would blend in with its upscale, traditional neighborhood.

Then Now
The kitchen was too small and needed an overhaul. There was no side entry from the driveway, making it inconvenient to bring in groceries, etc. An attractive addition enlarged the kitchen and created a side entry. It conveys the impression of an existing porch that was later enclosed—similar to other houses in the neighborhood.
The squat, gambrel roofline stuck out in a neighborhood of classic, colonial-style homes. A third-floor addition replaced the dated roof. The new, gabled roofline harmonizes with its setting.
A nondescript front entry and dull brick façade meant the house had no street presence. A front portico provides a commanding entry to the brick-and-clapboard home, which has been uniformly painted white with traditional dark-green shutters.


Renovation Architecture: Jeffery Broadhurst, AIA, Broadhurst Architects, Rockville, Maryland. Builder: O’Neill Development, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Photography: Anice Hoachlander.