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Alexandria Residence

cox graae + spack architects

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Alexandria Residence

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5,000 sq. feet

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Project Description


Located on a sloping site along the Potomac River the Alexandria Residence evokes the traditional farmhouses that were once found in this area. This contemporary interpretation of a simple gable roof house has the recognizable massing of the past. Linking the two stone ‘houses’, one large and one small, are one-story glass and mahogany volumes.

Although the forms are traditional, the spaces and detailing are of today. Large expanses of glass in mahogany frames open the house to the natural beauty of the site and provide sweeping views of the lush garden and the river. Interior spaces connect to stone terraces, roof deck and balconies, each with its own perspective on the tranquil site, and a view of the farm on the far bank.

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