Strong Connection

Runningdog Architects creates open, airy interiors in a dated Kalorama row house

Project of the year
Runningdog Architects

Runningdog Architects was asked to remodel a circa-1900, Federal-style row house in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood. The owners requested updated, cohesive interiors in a contemporary style that would reflect their personal taste while creating better flow, access to more natural light and a stronger connection between spaces— including those outdoors.

The most dramatic transformation was to the rear of the house, where French doors now open onto expanded decks off of the new kitchen and a guest room above it. The favorite architectural element is the new stair, which is the home’s core unifying all four floors. With light filtering in through an enlarged skylight, the language of the stair sets the tone, both inside and out.

Runningdog Architects executes 12 to 15 projects a year ranging in price from $500,000 to $5 million. The firm has been in business for five years and employs a staff of four.

4208 Maple Terrace, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
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