Before & After: They Loved Their Cozy Cottage, So They a Built an Annex to Match

In leafy northwest Washington, D.C., a two-story addition expands a 1936 home without overwhelming it.
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When Simone Garreau and John Solit set out to expand their two-bedroom, circa-1936 Cape Cod–style home in northwest Washington, D.C., they didn’t want to overwhelm its modest character and scale.

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Brian Libby
Dwell Contributor
Brian Libby is a Portland-based architecture writer who has contributed to Dwell since 2004. He has also written for The New York Times, Architect, CityLab, Salon, Metropolis, Architectural Record and The Oregonian, among others.


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