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Little Falls

McLean, Virginia

This new house is carefully sited among mature oaks on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River. Our design draws from the picturesque early 20th century works of Mellor Meigs & Howe and Robert McGoodwin. The entrance façade and projecting wing of the carriage house form a welcoming entry court while shielding the parking court from view. The modified pinwheel footprint serves to maximize opportunities for river views and daylight while diminishing the house’s apparent size. Multiple windows and doors oriented toward the river are combined with projecting bays and recessed porches to extend the living spaces to a series of cascading stone terraces and connecting the interiors to the dramatic setting.

  • Home & Design Sourcebook, Fall 2012
  • Southern Accents, October 2004
  • Period Homes, Winter 2001