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Tudor Whole-House Remodel in Chevy Chase, MD

Homeowner Challenge:

This Tudor-style home in Chevy Chase lacked flow of both the floorplan and natural light. The original main-level layout was very compartmentalized and void of easy connections between rooms, leaving the space feeling dark, cold and closed off. The small kitchen had no room for entertaining, while other rooms were left underutilized due to the awkward layout. The master suite only had one small walk-in closet and a dated bathroom. Ultimately, the homeowner desired an open floorplan and more usable space to enjoy with her children and grandchildren when they visit.

The BOWA Solution:

The design and renovation focused on connecting and opening existing spaces to create cohesion throughout the home. On the lower-level, three separate spaces that originally housed the laundry room, storage and mudroom were combined to create one large laundry room with plenty of storage and counter space. The main level of the home received the largest transformation as the small, square kitchen was relocated to the area of the original family room, and an addition was built to connect the new kitchen to the existing sunroom. This created a large, free-flowing space from the back of the home to the front. On the other side of the house, the dining room now benefits from a large bay window addition that adds more seating as well as plenty of natural light. The second-floor master suite was reconfigured by converting the original master bathroom into a sitting room that serves as transitional access to the new master bathroom and closet. The homeowner now has an open, light-filled home with smooth transitions and plenty of comfortable space for hosting company and daily functioning.

Project Highlights:

  • Remodeled all bathrooms
  • Replaced fireplace with full wall of cabinetry in kitchen to provide abundant storage.
  • Custom walk-in master closet
  • Updated butler’s pantry, cabinetry and countertops
  • Widened entryway to living room and sunroom for more light flow and a better connection