Battery Kemble Park Residences

Wesley Heights, Washington, DC

Surrounded by Battery Kemble Park, this spectacular site offered a rare opportunity for glass architecture to be created in a city context with the feel of a country setting.

Designed simultaneously, these two modern day villas balance each other in layout and detail to take full advantage of park views while retaining openness of site. Simple elegant proportions shape the exterior. Openings are carefully placed to take in views. Clarity of design is found by allowing functions of the plan to direct form.

The spatial layout is a play of transparency between inside and outside, allowing the exterior views to flow through the interior. Floor to ceiling glass, limestone floors, African mahogany and plaster walls create rich, generous spaces that allow grandeur and simplicity to gracefully coexist.

Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie

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