Addition to the Gallagher Residence
9517 Starmont Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
History and Description of the Project
The renovation program for this 1960 split level “Brady Bunch House” included: 1) Adding a new master bedroom suite, 2) Adding a library for husband and wife, and 3) Adding a screened porch with space for the owner’s spa.
The strategy for this project was to create an addition on the rear façade that was seamless once completed. The existing gable roof form was extruded to house a two-story addition which accommodated the library on the lower level and the master bedroom above it. The new screened porch was located at a mid-level between the office and master bedroom. A new steel and maple stair connects the three spaces. The screened porch was designed and located to create a small intimate courtyard between the old and new portions of the residence. The interiors of the new work were designed to be compatible with, but decidedly divergent from the original spaces.