Home & Design

Christian Zapatka Architects (photo by Peter Evans)

Christian Zapatka Architects (photo by Gordon Beall)

Modern Vibe

Designed by Christian Zapatka, a brand new dynamic Northwest DC residence bridges styles and eras

Christian Zapatka Architects

Awkwardly situated between an apartment building and a single-family house in DC’s Forest Hills neighborhood, a speculative home designed by Christian Zapatka had its challenges. “The house needed to introduce the leafy neighborhood beyond, but still stand up to its multi-story neighbor,” Zapatka explains. He conceived a four-story, 7,500-square-foot structure boasting classic elements in keeping with the traditional neighborhood, but with a contemporary sensibility. Steep roof profiles signify iconic gables while metal roofing lends a modern touch. Tall windows and doors frame views and fill the interiors with light. By having the front door at the narrow end the middle of the house gets sweeping views to the front and back; a rear masonry terrace extends the living space outdoors.

Christian Zapatka Architects

1656 33rd St NW, Washington, DC 20007

202-333-2735 • christianzapatka.com

You may also like:

Through the Garden, Inc.
This project involved the landscaping and architectural design and construction of the gardens surrounding a new residence in Potomac, Maryland.
Garden Variety
Innovative Landscape solutions
Icons of Design
HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

Stay Connected with HOME & DESIGN Newsletter

Copyright © 2021 Home & Design. All rights reserved. | Back to top