North Harrison Street Residence

Interior Renovation
Arlington, VA

Walls Come Down for Added Family Connection
A 70’s contemporary is transformed with an open plan and eco-friendly materials in Arlington, VA

This spacious home boasted floor to ceiling glass to a wooded backyard. The Owners wanted to renovate the interiors with a fresh, contemporary design that took full advantage of the open views through the back of the first floor. CHECA Architects worked closely with the Owners to design a bright, modern and open home interior.

Walls were removed between the dining room, family room, and kitchen. The dining room is now defined with custom moveable wall panels and floor to ceiling doors, adding flexibility and multiple uses. New flooring, including radiant underneath, was selected and installed throughout he main level, adding modern beauty and comfort.

3form, a recycled translucent resin material, was selected for various features and was accented with LED lighting. Wall panels, backsplashes, and an accent countertop in the kitchen bring color, texture and brightness to the spaces. Lighting was thoughtfully selected and upgraded throughout the home.

The main staircase to the basement was redesigned to allow more daylight to travel downstairs from the skylight above. The adjacent foyer now welcomes and invites with a more open connection to the living room and beautiful woods beyond.

The master bedroom suite was totally renovated with an improved layout and a fun master bath, providing great livability.

The family now enjoys a playful, flexible home with an open, easy flow.

  • Principal Architect
    Lorena Checa, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architectural Designer
    Pak Hin Cheung
  • Structural Engineer
    JGK Structural Engineers
  • General Contractor
    RCB Contractors
  • Custom Millwork
    From the Woods
  • Photography
    Lorena Checa