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Before side garage
Before side garage

BEFORE.

White kitchen with oversized dark-painted island
White kitchen with oversized dark-painted island

In the elegant white kitchen, an oversized, dark-painted island provides contrast.

Kitchen custom cabinetry and range hood trimmed in brass
Kitchen custom cabinetry and range hood trimmed in brass

Custom cabinetry is complemented by a custom range hood trimmed in brass.

Before Kitchen remodel
Before Kitchen remodel

BEFORE.

Patterned encaustic tile and sculptural soaking tub in owners bath
Patterned encaustic tile and sculptural soaking tub in owners bath

Patterned encaustic tile and a sculptural soaking tub add interest to the owners' bath.

Mahogany garage doors
Mahogany garage doors

Mahogany garage doors enhance the home's curb appeal.

Living Large

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

Living Large - 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.

Living Large - 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. 

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