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Simple architecture is echoed by a simple palette of stucco, fiber cement, and ebony and zebra woods.

Black White Residence

Black White Residence

  • Simple architecture is echoed by a simple palette of stucco, fiber cement, and ebony and zebra woods.

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    Simple architecture is echoed by a simple palette of stucco, fiber cement, and ebony and zebra woods.

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    Paul Warchol

    Simple architecture is echoed by a simple palette of stucco, fiber cement, and ebony and zebra woods.

  • The ground floor features dark radiant-heated Ardex expoxy floors.

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    The ground floor features dark radiant-heated Ardex expoxy floors.

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    The ground floor features dark radiant-heated Ardex expoxy floors.

  • A series of Miesian boxes fill the interior spaces with natural light.

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    A series of Miesian boxes fill the interior spaces with natural light.

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    Paul Warchol

    A series of Miesian boxes fill the interior spaces with natural light.

  • An exterior view of the house.

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    An exterior view of the house.

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    An exterior view of the house.

  • David Jameson uses storefronts as instruments of light, but he also uses windows as "lenses to the landscape" that edit views of passing vehicles.

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    David Jameson uses storefronts as instruments of light, but he also uses windows as "lenses to the landscape" that edit views of passing vehicles.

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    Paul Warchol

    David Jameson uses storefronts as instruments of light, but he also uses windows as "lenses to the landscape" that edit views of passing vehicles.

  • The ebony or zebra wood casework floats off the ground and "is thought of as a more animated element," architect David Jameson says.

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    The ebony or zebra wood casework floats off the ground and "is thought of as a more animated element," architect David Jameson says.

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    Paul Warchol

    The ebony or zebra wood casework floats off the ground and "is thought of as a more animated element," architect David Jameson says.

  • In contrast to the first floor, the second level of the home features light-colored wood floors and cabinets. The master bathroom vanity uses a limestone top.

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    In contrast to the first floor, the second level of the home features light-colored wood floors and cabinets. The master bathroom vanity uses a limestone top.

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    Paul Warchol

    In contrast to the first floor, the second level of the home features light-colored wood floors and cabinets. The master bathroom vanity uses a limestone top.

  • The glass volumes are oriented toward the North light, and lush tree coverage prevents heat gain.

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    The glass volumes are oriented toward the North light, and lush tree coverage prevents heat gain.

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    The glass volumes are oriented toward the North light, and lush tree coverage prevents heat gain.

  • Despite having dark cabinets, the kitchen draws light from the adjacent double-heigh space and its clerestory windows.

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    Despite having dark cabinets, the kitchen draws light from the adjacent double-heigh space and its clerestory windows.

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    Despite having dark cabinets, the kitchen draws light from the adjacent double-heigh space and its clerestory windows.

david jameson architect, alexandria, va.

Our judges were impressed by how this house by David Jameson, FAIA, pays homage to classical modernism. One cited its “control over the interior spaces,” adding “the way the glass boxes emerge from the plinth below is quite skillful.”

The existing slab-on-grade post-war rambler had seen many additions over the years and was, in Jameson’s estimation, a chaotic mess. So he razed most of the structure—retaining just enough to keep the budget in check—and added a second level. “The intent was to visually create this plinth from which glass volumes would emerge,” he explains. Each of the four boxes contains separate functions: a double-height living room, a double-height dining room, a master suite, and the children’s bedrooms, respectively.

Inside, the finishes are as restrained as the house itself: white walls, black storefront framing, wood casework, dark cementitious floors on the first level, and wood flooring on the second level. “The house is conceptually simple—black played against white, positive played against negative,” Jameson says.


Project Credits
principal in charge: David Jameson, FAIA, David Jameson Architect, www.davidjamesonarchitect.com
project designer: Christopher Cabacar, David Jameson Architect
general contractor: Michael T. Puskar, M.T. Puskar Construction Co., Manassas, Va., www.mtpuskar.com
structural engineer: David Linton, P.E., Linton Engineering, Potomac Falls, Va.
project size: 5,500 square feet
site size: 1.06 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Paul Warchol

Product Details
bathroom and kitchen cabinets: metric home www.metrichome.com; bathroom fittings: Hansgrohe www.hansgrohe-usa.com; bathroom fixtures: Hansgrohe www.hansgrohe-usa.com, KWC America www.kwcamerica.com; cooktop, oven/range, refrigerator: Gaggenau www.gaggenau.com; dishwasher: Miele www.miele.com; exterior siding: James Hardie Building Products www.jameshardie.com; flooring (ceramic tile/stone/concrete): ARDEX Engineered Cements www.ardex.com; garage doors: Wayne-Dalton Corp. www.wayne-dalton.com; garbage disposer: In-Sink-Erator www.insinkerator.com; hardware: Omnia Industries www.omniaindustries.com; hvac equipment: Harvey W. Hottel Inc. www.harveyhottel.com; kitchenfittings: Blanco www.blancoamerica.com; kitchen fixtures: KWC America www.kwcamerica.com; lighting fixtures: Lightolier www.lightolier.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co. www.benjaminmoore.com; skylights/roof windows: Dulles Glass & Mirror www.dulles-glass.com; windows: Dulles Glass & Mirror www.dulles-glass.com, Fleetwood Windows & Doors www.fleetwoodusa.com, Kawneer North America www.kawneer.com

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