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Four Pavilions
Washington, DC

2013 Residential Architect – Grand Award – Restoration/Preservation

Originally designed by the modernist architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, this compact house first caught the public’s eye as a Record House in 1978. In 2010, the owners rescued the house from demolition with the desire to better integrate it with the landscape.

Our design created a new garden space by removing the parking area next to the house and raising the existing grade with a concrete retaining wall. Flush concrete pavers lead from the crushed stone parking terrace to the front door, marking the garden space. On the adjacent slope, a double row of serviceberry trees creates a transition from the lawn panel to the restored woodland beyond. Between the hillside and the new garden, a simple wood bench marks the intersection of woodland, house and garden.

Collaborators:
Richard Williams Architects
Hugh Newell Jacobson

Four Pavilions

Washington, DC

2013 Residential Architect – Grand Award – Restoration/Preservation

Originally designed by the modernist architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, this compact house first caught the public’s eye as a Record House in 1978. In 2010, the owners rescued the house from demolition with the desire to better integrate it with the landscape.

Our design created a new garden space by removing the parking area next to the house and raising the existing grade with a concrete retaining wall. Flush concrete pavers lead from the crushed stone parking terrace to the front door, marking the garden space. On the adjacent slope, a double row of serviceberry trees creates a transition from the lawn panel to the restored woodland beyond. Between the hillside and the new garden, a simple wood bench marks the intersection of woodland, house and garden.