First Street

First Street

The house is accessed by a long driveway (formerly the public alley) off of First Street. It is a small two-story frame, shingle-clad "salt box" building with a covered porch on two sides. The owner/architect's goal was to make this new house sympathetic to the existing East Rockville neighborhood of Janeta, with its mix of turn-of-the-century farmhouses, and post-war infill housing. The house was designed to take advantage of the views and light to the south and west.


  • Type : New Construction & Addition
  • Location : Rockville, MD
  • Completed : 1990, 2004
  • Contractor: Coda Contractors
  • Photography : Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Awards:
  • 2007 DC Washington Chapter Award
  • 2007 AIA Washingtonian Design Award