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Remodeling Inspiration from the Architect's Challenge Showdown

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Remodeling…so much pain, but lots of gain! In the Architect’s Challenge Showdown, there are a plethora of fabulous projects that have remodeled and improved existing homes. Let’s take a look! Remember to vote if you’d like to see any of these projects move on to Round 3.

This project involves the addition to and renovation of an historic residence on a site adjacent to a golf course in Chevy Chase, MD. Built in 1903, the stucco, wood shingle and slate structure had undergone many renovations and additions that were not sympathetic with the original architecture. The major goal was to restore/renovate the original structure, remove the unsympathetic additions and construct new additions that would be architecturally contextual.

Addition to and Renovation of a Historic Chevy Chase Village Residence by Stephen Muse, FAIA of Muse Architects

The essential goal of this addition and renovation project was to create an informal center for family life with kitchen, breakfast area and indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, which would meet today’s lifestyle needs while simultaneously complementing and enhancing the distinctive architecture of the existing stone home. This unique addition provides a warm and inviting hub, which adds a playful yet appropriate architectural counterpoint to this stately old home.

Old Stone Country Home

Old Stone Country Home by Carolyn A. Young of C.A. Young Architecture
New Jersey

This was a renovation to an existing house that was built in the 1970s. Exterior walls were pushed back and large, sliding doors were installed for natural ventilation.


Taggartwood by Steve Durden of Durden Architecture

Take a look at these and our other great Showdown projects! Did your favorites from Round 1 make it through?