1805 Brook Road
Abington, PA 19001


1636 Brisbane Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902
215-886-6916 (universal)



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Swayze Residence

The homeowners wanted to add a single car garage with a multi-use room above. The natural place was 90 degrees to the main house, which created a courtyard feel when arriving or playing outside and reduced the bulk of the main house.  A lower-roofed “cottage” style garage was proposed, to reduce the scale of that end of the house and reflect the character of the front.

This also freed up the main family room to serve more as a living room. Taking advantage of a jog in the plan of the main house, we squeezed in a lounge room off the kitchen and family dining room for watching the Eagles or kids birthday parties. Small touches, such as the "pent roofs" over the garage doors and the round-top window in front, mimic other elements on the main house. The new mudroom gives plenty of boot and coat storage and connects to the new family room and laundry.

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