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Wissioming Residence in Bethesda, Maryland by Robert Gurney Architect

 
February 10th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

This house located in Glen Echo, Maryland is sited on a heavily wooded lot overlooking the Potomac River. Glen Echo stands as a rare enclave of modern houses in suburban Washington, DC. The new house occupies the footprint of a pre-existing house in an effort to minimally disturb the site, removing no mature hardwoods in the process. A new swimming pool is suspended twenty feet above grade to further reduce the impact to the steeply sloping site.

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architect and Entrant: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Project location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Contractor: Bloom Builders
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

In an effort to lessen his dependence on the automobile, the owner/ builder required that his office become part of his residential compound. The office is located on the ground floor of a detached structure separated from the main residence by a reflecting pool. That structure also contains a garage on the first level and a guest suite above. Translucent glass and panels of Kalwall are used to allow the building to serve as a lantern to the main house at night.

Front Entrance ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Front Entrance ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Structural pre-cast concrete planks are employed throughout the project in effort to expedite the construction process, span large open areas and to provide the ability to heat the house hydronically. Combined with a 5” concrete slab and terrazzo flooring the structural system provides additional passive heating. Large overhangs on the glazed southern wall and the tree canopy minimize solar gain in the summer.

Living Area and Entry Hall Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Living Area and Entry Hall Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wood siding is combined with soft gray terne coated stainless steel and black steel window frames to provide an exterior material palette that fits comfortably in the landscape. Bluestone, gravel and water complete the palette.

Dining Area and Living Area Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Dining Area and Living Area Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Interior materials such as white terrazzo flooring, white oak cabinetry and aluminum compliment the light filled and minimally detailed space. The creation of this atmosphere refocuses one’s attention outward, allowing the owner to reconnect with the inherently picturesque site already preserved through the design.

Dining Area and Living Area Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Dining Area and Living Area Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bath ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bath ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bedroom and Bathroom Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bedroom and Bathroom Beyond ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bathroom ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Master Bathroom ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Second Floor Balcony and Lap Pool Below ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Second Floor Balcony and Lap Pool Below ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Rear Facade/Lap Pool with Fire Pit and Fully Glazed Southern Wall ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Rear Facade/Lap Pool with Fire Pit and Fully Glazed Southern Wall ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Lap Pool and Fully Glazed Southern Wall ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Lap Pool and Fully Glazed Southern Wall ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Garage with Office Space Above and Reflecting Pool at Entry ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Garage with Office Space Above and Reflecting Pool at Entry ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence Site Plan

Wissioming Residence Site Plan

Wissioming Residence Axonometric

Wissioming Residence Axonometric

Wissioming Residence East Elevation

Wissioming Residence East Elevation

Wissioming Residence North Elevation

Wissioming Residence North Elevation

Wissioming Residence South Elevation

Wissioming Residence South Elevation

Wissioming Residence West Elevation

Wissioming Residence West Elevation

Wissioming Residence Basement Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence Basement Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence First Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence First Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence Second Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence Second Floor Plan

Wissioming Residence Section

Wissioming Residence Section

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