mcinturff architects, bethesda, md.

The stunning guest wing that Mark McInturff, FAIA, added to a 1930s home in rural Virginia incorporates a raft of traditional elements from the American South. He chose white-painted brick for the walls "because it's a material I love and is appropriately Southern." He then designed a contemporary version of the classic Southern screened porch, but drew it two stories tall and added louvers reminiscent of Savannah and Charleston: "They were among the last elements to go in, but they are the details that give the renovation much of its character."

Architecturally, the original house had a very strong enfilade, which McInturff extended with a new dining area and courtyard, treated here as an outdoor room.

Judges appreciated the "fresh look" and loftlike spaces created by this addition. They also praised the way a new kitchen functions as living area within a "fluid" floor plan.

project architect: Stephen Lawlor, AIA, McInturff Architects
general contractor: Murray Bonitt, Bonitt Builders, Alexandria, Va.
landscape architect: Gay Crowther, Crowther & Associates Landscape Architects, Annapolis, Md.
interior designer: Julie Heine, McInturff Architects
project size: 3,348 square feet before; 7,338 square feet after, including new finished basement
site size: 100 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photographer: Julia Heine