Brick cape, super-sized
O'Dell Construction, one of my long-time contractor clients, purchased this modest older home in an established Kensington neighborhood that's already seen lots of whole-house remodels of similar homes. The overall look of the streetscape is Arts & Crafts architecture, so Bob O'Dell asked me to design a home in that style which he could build on spec. This home was completed just as the recession was beginning, yet he still managed to secure a buyer in time for them to make the finish selections - quite an achievement in that economic climate. And in another achievement, I won the Frederick County Builders' Association 2009 Award of Excellence for this design, in the "Remodeling: Best Addition $500K-$750K" category!