A MOD­ERN BUN­GA­LOW MAKE

Arts and Crafts Homes - - THE GUILD - BY REGINA COLE / PHOTOS BY GRI­D­LEY + GRAVES

Find­ing enough room in the right old house in the sub­urbs of Wash­ing­ton, D.C., was prov­ing im­pos­si­ble. “The ad­vent of twins meant they couldn’t stay in their pre­vi­ous house,” says in­te­rior de­signer Shaz­a­lynn Cavin–Win­frey of SCW In­te­ri­ors in Alexan­dria. Her clients con­sid­ered build­ing a new house to suit their needs.

Hav­ing long col­lected Stick­ley and Arts & Crafts fur­ni­ture, they wanted an Arts & Crafts house. To their de­light and re­lief, a per­fectly or­di­nary builder’s house might just fit the bill: With de­sign help from Cavin–Win­frey, they were able to turn a newly built, 5,000-square­foot, two-and-a-half-storey house into a mod­ern bun­ga­low.

The steeply roofed gable end faces the street. A pair of crepe myr­tles flanks the front walk and an­chors the door­yard gar­den. A broad porch wraps around the front and one side of the house, its ta­pered col­umns sit­ting on brick piers in Arts & Crafts fash­ion. The front door opens to a tra­di­tional lay­out: the din­ing room is at left,

right A few deft up­grades add pe­riod charm to a generic builder’s house that had a pleas­ingly steep, street-fac­ing gable and un­ob­tru­sive dorm­ers. op­po­site Plush walls up­hol­stered in green linen dampen noise in the din­ing room. The same tex­tured linen...

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