DC 3rd Floor Addition/Remodel

Project Description:

We remodeled the existing 3rd floor/attic space of this DC Victorian row home by recreating the roofline to gain additional headroom and add livable square footage. In order to keep to DC’s strict historical architectural bylaws, we couldn’t show a raised roofline from the frontal curb view of the home. We did this by using a V-shape roofline that slopes down from front to back until it reaches the middle of the roof and then slopes back upwards as it extends to the back of the house.

Included in the remodel is a comfortable entertainment area with surround sound and window ledge seating, and a beautiful sitting area with inviting built in bookshelves, with lighting that changes color depending on your “mood.” To top it all off, we added a balcony with walkout window access that overlooks the Capitol.

We live in a historic district in Washington, D.C. and wanted to raise the roof on our attic. Our architect recommended Blue Sea for the construction, and we could not be happier with the results. Blue Sea removed our existing conventional roof and artfully expanded our usable space without violating the height restrictions through a unique V-shaped roof. Chris and his team were exceptional from inception to completion. An idiosyncratic project like ours, which included a specially-designed drainage system, is inherently stressful. With Blue Sea, however, our concerns were minimized. They educated us from the beginning about what we could expect, were available at all times (day and night) to respond to any questions we had during the process, and were invaluable with, frankly, really cool suggestions for what has become hands-down the favorite part of our home. They custom-built every nook and cranny of the new space to accommodate our vision and existing furniture, and to a person seemed really invested in delivering a high quality product.
And they came in under budget.

They really earned our trust, respect, and friendship. They were a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend them highly enough for work in the District, particularly with unique or challenging projects.”

General Contractor | Alexandria
D.C. Metro Area, Arlington VA, Alexandria VA, McLean VA, Springfield VA, Bethesda MD, Silver Spring MD, Gaithersburg MD & Tacoma Park MD