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The Remarkable Georgetown Restoration Journey

Amidst the storied streets of Washington DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood, a remarkable transformation unfolds. The Georgetown Renovation project breathed new life into a piece of local history. The journey began with a devastating fire that nearly consumed everything inside the childhood home of the client. Yet, amidst the ashes, there arose an opportunity to reimagine and recreate, preserving the essence of the past while embracing the possibilities of the future.

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Cascading Cedar and Pine Christmas Winter Wreath, Neutral Evergreen Christmas Wreath, Faux Evergreen Holiday Wreath

Originally constructed in the 1890s and expanded in the 1930s, the home bore the weight of time and memory. With its Neo-Federal details and unique freestanding layout, it served as evidence to the neighborhood's rich architectural heritage. When faced with the challenge of rebuilding, the team approached the project with reverence and innovation. Street-facing openings, meticulously reconstructed by hand, paid homage to the home's historic charm while meeting the stringent standards of the local historic review board.

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Dark Smoked Oak Lacquered

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BERKNA Vase, 30 cm

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Glass Chandelier Lighting Fixture Modern 3 Head Chandelier Pendant Light - Gold / 9.5

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Glass Chandelier Lighting Fixture Modern 3 Head Chandelier Pendant Light - Gold / 9.5

Vintage Antique Handwoven Wood Wicker Laundry Basket Clothing Hamper Bin, Vintage Wicker Laundry Ham

As the restoration progressed, a vision of modern elegance emerged. Interior transom windows ushered natural light into lofty spaces, while a new skylight above the staircase bathed the entry hall in a soft glow. Every detail, from the continuous newel-free rail to the subtle trim profiles, struck a delicate balance between past and present.

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Contemporary Bar and Counter Stool Natural Finish Stool with 4 Wood Legs - 4 Piece Set / Short Stool(22H)

Brand New Solid Beech Shaker's Style Bum Kitchen Island Bar Stool

Savoy House Franklin 10 in. W x 20 in. H 1-Light Satin Nickel Shaded Pendant Light with Mercury Glass Shade

Ivy Hill Tile Atlanta Taupe 4 in. x 0.31 in. Polished Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile Sample, Brown

Firstlight 2301CL Glass 1 Light Clear Finish Dimple Effect Ceiling Pendant

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Innovations Bell 1-Light Black Antique Brass Bowl Pendant Light with Silver Plated Mercury Glass Shade

mDesign Casilla Square Glass Refillable Soap Dispenser Pump, 2 Pack - Clear/Chrome

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Benjara 21 in. Brown Backless Wood Frame Counter stool with Wooden Seat

Contemporary Solid Wood Home Stool Matte Finish Footrest Barstool - Wood / Set of 2 / Short Stool(22H)

Innovations Bell 1-Light Black Antique Brass Bowl Pendant Light with Silver Plated Mercury Glass Shade

Westinghouse Carmen 1-Light Brushed Nickel Mini Pendant with Clear Textured Glass Shade

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Maven Lane Luna Counter Stool in Oak Wood Finish

Maven Lane Luna Counter Stool in Light Oak Wood Finish

Inox Atmos 90cm Ceiling-Mounted Cooker Hood - Satin White

Innovations Bell 1-Light Antique Copper Bowl Pendant Light with Silver Plated Mercury Glass Shade

Innovations Cobbleskill 1-Light Oil Rubbed Bronze Drum Pendant Light with Mercury Glass Shade

The basement underwent a dramatic transformation, with lowered ceilings creating space for a new media room and bedroom suite. Meanwhile, the rear living area seamlessly merged with the outdoor court through expansive steel glass doors, blurring the boundaries between inside and out.

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LED Spiegelleuchte chrom 7W

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Aqualux Pivot Shower Door - 1900mm x 800mm Silver

welltime Spiegelschrank "Mora", dreitrig

BrandtWorks Large Rectangle Silver Contemporary Mirror (53 in. H x 19.5 in. W)

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Corbeille osier

Perhaps most striking of all is the revelation that this rowhouse, while nestled among its neighbors, stands almost entirely freestanding---a rarity in Georgetown. With less than a quarter of its perimeter shared with neighboring houses, the home boasts a sense of openness and possibility seldom found in urban living.


  • Project Size: 3500 sq ft

  • Completion Date: 2022

  • Building Levels: 3

Project Team:

  • JCL

  • EL Studio PLLC

  • Tarpon Construction

  • Linton Engineering

  • Harrison Custom Engineering

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