Excerpt: Architect Thomas French lets in the light in a spacious Fairfax County pool house. The challenge was to bring in light without roasting the occupants,” says Thomas French of the bright, airy pool house he recently completed in the sought-after enclave of Belle Haven in Northern Virginia. Tapped to create a structure that would mirror the residents’ main house and look at home in their traditional neighborhood, French paid close attention to the placement of windows. …The result is a two-bedroom cottage with a kitchenette, a large main gathering area with vaulted ceilings and dormers, and the adjoining conservatory, which is designed in the manner of an English conservatory and functions as a morning room and garden space. CONTRACTOR: BOWA Builders, Inc., McLean, Virginia.
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