Historic Portfolio

Takoma Park

This modest historic bungalow was completely renovated and restored to provide the clients with a home that would serve them well for their entire lives. The owner/architect is interested in design that supports "aging in place" as well as "universal access" and incorporated many of these elements in the plan. The existing house was raised slightly and set on new foundations, replacing the failing terracotta foundation and making possible a barrier free entry into an inviting foyer with cherry stairwell, elevator and studio space. An addition was added to the rear of the house which included a new kitchen, dining area, sitting area and master suite above.

Capitol Hill

The re-purposing of the historic Giddings School buildings into a 60,000 square foot health club was an amazing collaboration between city officials, community leaders, designers, investors and many others. The renovation of this huge building included replacing over 180 wooden windows with identical new windows, restoration of large sections of metal cornice and roofing, all new mechanical systems, elevator, fire alarm, electric service and more. Every effort was made to save the exterior elements of the building and to restore the missing or damaged elements to their original condition. The older section of the building dateing back to the late 1890's was transformed into squash courts, locker rooms, showers, saunas, whirlpools and service areas. The larger, newer section of the building dating to the 1930's now contains class rooms, training areas, day-care room, basket ball courts, cafe, climbing wall, cardio areas, lounge space and administrative offices.

Bethesda

The Stone Ridge School is located on what was once a working farm with livestock, stables, milking sheds and other agricutural buildings.
Macon was tasked with restoring and converting an old barn into a book storage space and replacing an adjacent stable building with a modern service building. The new and old structures were designed and built to complement each other and to reflect the rural agricultural nature of the site.

Capitol View

The original house was built in 1893 and was situated on the 600 acres that eventually became the historic district known today as Capitol View. In 2007 when Macon purchased the property, the house had fallen into extreme disrepair with collapsing roof, walls and foundations.
After presenting our development plans to the local preservation sociaty and Historic Preservation Commission we were supported in our proposal to finance the restoration of the historic structure by sub-dividing the remaining two acre parcel into three home sites.
The restoration of the house required raising the structure onto new foundations built with the original stone. We were able to restore 11 of the original windows, re-build the original staircase and railings and some of the old heart-pine floors.

Kensington

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