project profile
Beautiful Outdoor Living Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge:

Our clients wished to expand their Potomac, Maryland home by adding a screened porch off the exterior of their family room with improved access to the outdoors, and to create a multi-level outdoor for entertaining and family gatherings.  The challenge was to preserve the abundant natural light and expansive woodland views in the existing space.  In addition, although they began planning before COVID-19 was on the radar, construction began during the early months of the pandemic.

The BOWA Solution:

With an eye toward maximizing natural light and sightlines to the rear yard, the bottom family room windows were replaced with a quad sliding door, and the roofline of the addition was thoughtfully designed so as not to obstruct the existing top row of windows.  The screened porch features floor to ceiling screens and contemporary custom cable rails.  The result is seamless egress to the new space which includes a dramatic gas fireplace and built-in electric heaters to allow for cool-weather enjoyment.  The clients love their new spaces which are perfect for their weekly Sunday dinner with the whole family.

Project Highlights:

  • Screen porch with living and dining area
  • New deck with reconfigured, lighted stairway to the patio
  • Yard level patio with integrated gas firepit
  • Bonus under-deck finished storage