An arched transom and sidelites around the front door now greet visitors to the home.
Mahogany garage doors enhance the home's curb appeal.
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In the elegant white kitchen, an oversized, dark-painted island provides contrast.
Custom cabinetry is complemented by a custom range hood trimmed in brass.
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Patterned encaustic tile and a sculptural soaking tub add interest to the owners' bath.
Mahogany garage doors enhance the home's curb appeal.
BEFORE.
In the elegant white kitchen, an oversized, dark-painted island provides contrast.
Custom cabinetry is complemented by a custom range hood trimmed in brass.
BEFORE.
Patterned encaustic tile and a sculptural soaking tub add interest to the owners' bath.

Living Large

Marks-Woods Construction Services elevates a McLean abode with enhanced finishes and functionality

Tasked with overhauling a dated split-level in McLean, Marks-Woods Construction added efficiency and living space, upgraded interior finishes and improved the exterior. “The family wanted a large primary suite with privacy from a new open-concept kitchen and living area,” explains partner and project manager Drew Marks. “Working with architect Kim Beasley, we determined that a side addition would best provide that separation.” The addition includes a new two-car garage and mudroom; a craft room now occupies the basement space, replacing a one-car garage.

On the main floor, the original kitchen and an adjacent playroom were combined to create the new kitchen, featuring an oversized island, hand-painted terracotta backsplash tile, custom cabinets and a custom hood trimmed in brass. A soaking tub and patterned floor tile distinguish the owners’ bath.

To convey a sense of arrival, the design team created an arched transom and sidelites around the front door; they also widened the stair in the foyer, adding a custom handrail and balusters. Garage doors and a front door of rich mahogany lend a cohesive look to the façade, which conjures a classic feel with white-painted brick and black shutters.

Award: Regional Winner, Residential Addition over $250,000. Renovation Architecture: Kim Beasley, Beasley Architectural Group, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia. Contracting: Drew Marks, Marks-Woods Construction Services, Alexandria, Virginia.