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Riggins House in Cabin John, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney

 
February 4th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert M. Gurney

Located in Cabin John, Maryland, this 4,900 square foot house is sited at the end of a manicured lawn, and looks over the edge of a steeply sloping wooded site adjacent to the C&O Canal and the Potomac River.  A light-filled double height circulation axis separates the house’s main volumes, while transverse axes further organize the spaces. Glass and steel bridges cross the circulation space to connect the volumes on the second floor. Primary living spaces bounded by large expanses of glass are oriented towards the river, while secondary spaces open to the lawn.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney (Brian Tuskey)
  • Project: Riggins House
  • Location: Cabin John, Maryland
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • General Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Large overhangs shield glazing from solar gain in the summer and provide space for outdoor living, even in inclement weather. Combined with geothermal HVAC, day lighting, and operable windows and doors to provide cross ventilation, the house remains energy efficient despite employing its large amount of glass.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Interiors are minimally detailed. Finishes include honed and chiseled Pompeii stone, ash flooring, walnut millwork and white marble countertops. The interior is designed to allow views toward the woods and river to provide the primary visual experience.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney

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