The Rosedale Residence is a ground up 6,000 square foot house on the last available site adjacent to the historic Rosedale Conservancy, located in Cleveland Park in northwest Washington, DC. The Conservancy dates back 280 years into Washington history and is home to one of the oldest private residences in the area. Over the years, lots bordering the three-acre, conserved green space were sold off. The last available lot near the conservatory, 3/4 acre, was purchased by a young family interested in building their dream home on these grounds.
KUBE Architecture, PC worked with the homeowners and an array of organizations to design a remodel that pays homage to the site’s rural past while delivering a comfortable, modern structure stacked into two stories and configured as two offset rectangles. The “modern barn” design successfully unifies the new house with the adjacent historic farmhouse.
To bring the “modern barn” vision to life, the architects at KUBE, along with the homeowners, selected MEG color 759 to provide an authentic light wood look without the maintenance wood requires. Architect, Janet Bloomberg, describes her experience: “The “[MEG color 759] product was the perfect choice for this project, as it brings warmth and light to the house. It’s a clean, beautiful product that made all the difference when it came time to get the plans approved across four different boards. We had the panels pre-cut by ABET Laminati and used our installers, who said the product was very easy to use. At first I was concerned about using exposed fastening, but it ended up matching perfectly. I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve gotten on the Rosedale house. We love the product and are already planning to use it again. Plus, the customer service at ABET Laminati is amazing – nice, flexible, responsive and accessible. I highly recommend them!”
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Project Feature: The Rosedale Residence – Washington, DC
Architects: KUBE Architecture, Washington, DC
Product: MEG color 759