Basement and Kitchen Renovation, Massachusetts Avenue SE

Wanting more living space, but with no way of building an addition because of zoning constraints, the solution was to excavate and renovate the existing basement. The design goal was to add below grade living space without it feeling like a basement. The stairway between the basement and the renovated kitchen was opened up to better connect the two floors. Increased ceiling height, natural light, and built-ins all contribute to making this space feel like a seamless extension of the house.
Photographs by Wright Photography

 

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