I’m excited for you to see the before and after of my family room. I walked in the space at sunset during an open house and loved the view of this home. After living in DC for 20 years I wanted a place close to the city but without as much traffic. I had driven through the neighborhood of Avenel and always noticed the pretty sunsets, horses and golf course views…it’s an easy drive to Georgetown but far enough away you feel like you’re in the country with the hills and trails along the Potomac River.
I loved the layout of the house but knew there were a ton of renovations needed to make this home feel current and fresh. I’m definitely the type of person who can’t sit and stare at dated for very long…I’ve been known to take matters in my own hand and pull out a sledge hammer to start the process when it comes to remodeling. Luckily, I work with a great crew so we started the updates right after closing on the home.
The red brick floor to ceiling fireplace was absorbing all the natural light in the space and gave the family room a dated feel. I wanted to create a fresh, updated look by finding tile which accented the traditional feel of the Palladian windows. After a lot of dust we now have plenty of natural light to make this once dated room feel fresh. Check out some of the before and and after shots of my family room.
Checkout the history of the Palladian window
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Photos Credits: Robert Radifera and Charlotte Safavi