Project of the year
James McDonald Associate Architects
The owners of a lot in Great Falls, Virginia, hired James McDonald Associate Architects to design a custom home that would fuse a rustic, farmhouse aesthetic with clean-lined, modern touches. He envisioned an exterior with a large, wrap-around porch and open living spaces within.
The kitchen, family room, dining room, nook and porch are on the main floor while the second level houses the kids’ rooms and a private retreat for the parents. The owners’ suite boasts a volume ceiling and balcony.
McDonald spread the house along the lot, making its moderate size feel larger when seen from the street. The three-car garage is tucked away so as not to dominate the front facade. Inside, the rooms are open, airy and full of light.
FACTS + STATS
James McDonald Associate Architects was launched in 2009. The firm works on 20 to 30 projects a year, including renovations, custom and speculative homes. Prices range from $100,000 renovations to $12 million estates.
10135 Colvin Run Road, Suite 200, Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-757-0036 • jamesmcdonaldarchitects.com