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Logan Circle  

Washington DC

The house of four bells

The House of Four Bells is a cir. 1890, 3-story rowhouse with a rich history.  Referencing the carved relief of four female hands holding four bells above the main door, its renovation was achieved in four distinct but cohesive ways: 

1) KEEPING the significant original elements - such as the pocket doors from the kitchen to a custom steel track at the second-floor study.

2) REPURPOSING original elements - such as the pocket doors from the kitchen to a custom steel track at the second-floor study.

3) REPLACING old elements with new elements - such as the "sky deck" with its bright green steel structure, eat-in kitchen, and modern baths.

4) INSERTING new elements - such as the 3 wall benches, wall openings, and sculptural ceilings.