On the Boards: Potomac Contemporary

This project, currently under construction, is an addition and remodel of an existing ranch-style home. The family of four needed a second story, and desired a contemporary, California-inspired look.

The entire process starts with a site visit, where we sketch and draw every inch of the house. Back at the office we create an accurate 3D model of the project, which serves as the baseline for all future design work.

In this case, the client shared some Houzz images with us, so that we could get a better feel for their desired aesthetic. We sketched some ideas, and eventually landed on the final design.

 Original house

Original house

 3d model of original house, created from field measurements

3d model of original house, created from field measurements

Sketch of the proposed design overlayed on a photo of the original house.

 

Once the general design concept is agreed on, we use the baseline 3D model to create a 3D model and architectural drawings of the addition. By using a screen-sharing application we can show the model and floor plans to the client, and make instantaneous changes to the design based on their comments.

Permit and construction documents are then produced from the model, and in this case turned over to our partners at Cabin John Builders. You can see the construction progress below!

 

 3D view of the proposed design

3D view of the proposed design

3D floor plans

Under construction

Conceptual rendering of the finished project.