Friday, October 18, 2013

Palisades house tour: an exclusive look

Tomorrow, Saturday October 19, 2013 is the first ever Palisades Village house tour that has been making the rounds of all the DC publications. The Palisades is a quirky neighborhood overlooking the Potomac River that despite the growing of the city has remained quite separate from the city. The neighborhood retains a charming small town atmosphere despite being less than a mile from the heart of Georgetown.
One of the houses on the tour was completed by BarnesVanze architects and is probably the house I'm most excited to see on the tour (seen here in these images). The house was designed to replicate the feeling of the local 19th century houses found on the river that had been added onto over time. I think given these pictures one would never guess this house wasn't 150 years old, do you?
The dramatic dining room was built to look as if it had been an enclosed porch and features diamond paned windows.
The homeowners entertain frequently and this kitchen is any chef's dream so as to remain part of the party. 21st century living in a charming 'old' house.
The best feature of the house though has got to be the bright and airy attic family room which features dramatic views down to the river. Don't miss the tour and this fantastic house!
All photographs by Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography.

13 comments:

Terry said...

Thanks Mr. A.D. forwarding this to my McLean loved ones. Maybe they can get out. Best wishes.

Thomas at My Porch said...

Lovely home. Can you confirm if the kitchen countertops are soapstone? We are waffling a bit between soapstone and Carrera.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Terry -hope to see them there!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thomas the countertops are Carrera and honed absolute black granite.

Daniel James Shigo said...

Love the entryway. Beautiful! Enjoy the tour!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I wish all new construction looked like that. Its gorgeous and I love all of the details.

deana sidney said...

I am always of 2 minds about copies. If they are done well they can be great. I do miss the patina of the true older home... something about them just speaks to me but I am weird that way... I LOVE ancient things.
Sounds like a great neighborhood so close to the thrum of a big city.

Stephilius said...

I much prefer the old, as well. But I do appreciate new buildings that at least attempt to blend with the older surroundings - when they do it well, anyway. There's a lot I like about this house. I don't really like the squared-off paired porch pillars, though; they seem rather awkward. I'd have preferred single or even double Doric order round columns there. Hmm....

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Stefan - The doorway alone makes the attic room spectacular — I wish I could teleport myself and take the tour with you!

Karena Albert said...

Stefan this is just the kind of tour I would love! Away from the maddening crowds!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer & Artists Series

Terry said...

Hey Stefan, my loved ones went, thanks so much. "Well, we spent the day, yesterday, taking the First Ever
Palisades Home
Tour and enjoyed it immensely."

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thats great, Terry! I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did!

Divine Theatre said...

I wish I could have gone! I hope you took lots of photos?
As an aside, I am a bad blogging friend. Your gift is still in my car...the clean car that we never use! I am sending it out!

xo

Andie