Before & After: An Architect Couple Deftly Expand Their D.C. Home Without Losing Its Lived-In Charm

Before & After: An Architect Couple Deftly Expand Their D.C. Home Without Losing Its Lived-In Charm

By Melissa Dalton
With a three-story addition, Catherine and VW Fowlkes rearrange their 1930s residence and celebrate its unassuming sweetness.

In 2012, Catherine and VW Fowlkes, the couple behind Fowlkes Studio, bought a small home in the American University Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. At 1,200 square feet, the home had two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths, as well as a finished basement where their two sons could play. 

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