Barnes Vanze Architects oversaw the architecture and interior design for this new home in Washington, D.C. with panoramic views of the Potomac River that are enjoyed from multiple terraces and decks. With an open floor plan and natural materials, the interiors have a fresh, warm feel that is perfect for the young and energetic couple that calls it home. 79
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The organic mixture of materials used—wood, stucco, stone and copper—speaks to this home’s natural surroundings and adds scale and texture to the modern design.
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The living room features folding door panels that can be opened to create a seamless transition to the front porch, which has views to the Potomac River. A sculptural glass-and-wood vintage coffee table contrasts with the geometric elements of the room.
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A wooden cloud-like ceiling panel over the island adds warmth and scale to kitchen and is mirrored in the Poggenpohl cabinetry. The natural woods, stone, steel and glass combine to form a simple yet sophisticated palette.
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The Absolute Black granite countertops with a brushed finish and Ann Sacks gray-toned glass mosaic backsplash tile create contrast in scale and texture with the warm walnut wood grain of the cabinets and ceiling panel.
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The organic lines of midcentury furniture sourced from local vintage shops marry well with the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the family room. Warren Platner's yellow chair provides a pop of color against the vintage armchairs and Lee Industries sofa.
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The open-riser stair lets sunlight stream in, brightening the whole house. Cedar-planked walls and white-oak stair treads contribute to the warm glow.
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The master bedroom brings the outside in with a palette that uses colors found in nature. A patterned window seat upholstered in fabric from
JAB and a bright vintage chartreuse chair are balanced by neutral-toned drapery by Kravet. The custom bed rests atop a rug by Unique Carpets, Ltd.
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The master bathroom continues the home's natural look with a walnut and Calacatta Gold marble vanity, Baltimore Honed limestone flooring and textured wall tile from Ann Sacks. Sconces by George Kovaks provide lighting and a plush
Waterworks stool rests next to the tub from Kohler.
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A balcony off the master suite offers commanding views over the Potomac River, where the soft lines of the Janus et Cie chair and footrest complement the sleek metal and wood railing. The decking is clad in Ipe wood and the light fixture is by Pace Illumination.
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The backyard was designed with playing and entertaining in mind, with plenty of space for dogs and kids to run around. The steel pergola is an extension of the exterior window and door frames, and the door panels open completely to the family room and kitchen.