Nestled in a community of modern mid-century homes near Washington, DC, Illumination House represents a complete sustainable restoration and expansion of this 1960s house purchased in 2015 with many of the original (outdated and decrepit) features. There were four objectives that guided the project: 1) Go Green – increase the energy efficiency of the home, 2) Light it Up – maximize natural lighting throughout, 3) Raise the Roof – increase ceiling heights where feasible to make the rooms feel bigger, and 4) Make it Multigenerational – add a new kitchenette and an in-law suite centered around a common courtyard.
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Illumination house courtyard provides entrances to the main residence and a separate entrance to the in-law suite.
The master bath features Ikea Godmorgan cabinets with custom, reclaimed wood drawer fronts.
A curbless master shower is light and airy.
Galaxy removed a hallway above the entry way to open up the space.