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7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bio: Now entering its fourth decade of service, GTM Architects is an award-winning design firm offering architecture, planning and interior design services. Always committed to serving the needs and vision of its clients above all else, GTM’s team possesses a wide array of finely tuned skills across vastly diverse styles and specialties.
Project: Inspired by the New England seaside, this eclectic shingle-style home modestly boasts approximately 11,000 square feet. Lowering the roof eave and housing the second floor and attic within the cedar shingle-clad roof assembly helps reduce the visual scale; while the low, slung roofline creates a dramatic presentation to the flanking pair of roof gables, gently curved eyebrow dormer and bowed attic windows recessed within each gable.
A slightly contemporary twist of vibrant color contrasts pastel blue toned shingles against white trim and achieves a punctuation of depth in the form of black window frames and vibrant indigo entry door.
The home’s floor plan was designed in the form of a bent “L” shape with the garage wing angled from the main body of the house. This form allows the front, with its angled garage appendage, to act as a dividing wall and enclosure to the private rear-yard garden and pool beyond.