C Street House

The C Street House was a multi-phased renovation of a 19th century wood-framed residence in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  As the property sits within the Capitol Hill Historic District, the entitlement process was lengthy and involved numerous revisions. While the exterior had to remain contextual, the interior was extensively redesigned to conform to the owner’s modern lifestyle and aesthetic taste. Phase 1 raised a sunken living room (product of an earlier renovation) and accompanying fireplace.  All new double-hung windows were installed across the front facade, and the entrance was revised. Basaltina natural stone cladding wraps the fireplace, adding textural richness to the palette of interior materials.
For Phase 2, the rear half of the first floor was completely gutted and redone.  The kitchen was relocated and modernized. An existing half bath was expanded to a full bath, and a new laundry room was carved out of previously wasted circulation space. Clean, contemporary materials throughout provide a bright and cheerful ambience.
Phase 3 involved the second floor, with an expansion of the main bathroom, reconfiguration of master and second bedroom closets, and the installation of wood flooring. Careful planning, combined with use of low-toxicity materials and attention to construction methods allowed the occupants to remain in the house during renovations.
The kitchen was relocated from an interior location to the rear of the house, opening it up to the back yard. An island cooktop allows family and guests to congregate around the chef during meal prep.
The great room is divided in to living and dining areas. The living area is defined by the wood-burning fireplace, clad in chiseled basaltina stone installed in a random coursed pattern.
Two views of the upstairs main bathroom. It features a twin lavatory vanity, a twin head shower and plenty of storage. Ample daylight streams in from an overhead skylight.