Modern Style Fulfills the Center-Hall Colonial in Washington D.C.

It was a case of unusual bedfellows: an Italian couple based in Washington D.C. approached regional architecture company Fowlkes Studio with a 1980s brick Colonial and an excellent collection of pedigreed European modernist furnishings. How to integrate the 2 into a household home?

Fowlkes, which is run by husband-and-wife group, VW and Catherine Fowlkes (they studied architecture individually– he at Harvard, she at MIT– while cohabiting), increased to the difficulty by deftly simplifying both outside and interior. Out went the window shutters and the center hall. In came the Poul Henningsen front door light, the Finn Juhl sideboard, and comprehensive customized kitchen cabinetry that in numerous essential areas likewise functions as partitions.

It’s a transformation that changed your home from the kid next door to worldwide sophisticate. Let’s take a trip.

Photography by Jenn Verrier, thanks to Fowlkes Studio ( @fowlkesstudio).

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Above: The brand-new looks starts at the entry. The Italian ex-pat owners– she’s works for a global company; he remains in tech– are validated modernists, for this reason the painted brick (it’s Blackened from Farrow & & Ball at half tint), brand-new Marvin casement windows, orange steel stair rail, and previously mentioned Poul Henningsen copper sconce “On a block of buttoned-up red brick [it’s in Spring Valley], these information assist your home stand apart,” states Catherine. (Scroll to the end for a take a look at it Before.)
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Above: “The furnishings is nearly all popular pieces from a mix of Italian, French, and Danish contemporary designers and designers. Every home our customers have actually resided in has actually included these pieces, even their moms and dads’ home,” states Catherine. The Vico Magistretti Chesterfield-style Raffles couches and circular Sen tables are readily available from De Padova, a Milan-based business with a display room in downtown New York City.

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