Front Exterior Rear at dusk

Paul Gaiser, Landis’ Director of Architecture, designed a massive 2,000 sq.ft. renovation for this 1960’s Cape Cod in Kensington, MD. Although the house more than tripled in square footage, the size is well masked and we used design elements, including roof shape and angle, that make sure the house fits into the scale and aesthetic of the neighborhood. It has seven bedrooms and baths.


Before Photo

View of Front from Side

After Photo

 The family needed more space for their four daughters and regularly visiting parents. This renovation tripled the size of this small Cape Code home in Chevy Chase View, and features 7 bedrooms and baths in a 6,600 sq. ft. envelope.  The owners used precedents from Williamsburg houses and wanted to keep within the scale of one story houses in the neighborhood.  We wanted a saltbox shape, with unequal gable lengths, to bring the scale down, and tucked the rear family room back from the sides to reduce the scale.  Wood shingles were used for the roof and Carolina beaded wood siding was used for the walls.


Rear at dusk Side View
Back of remodeled house at dusk Side view of remodeled house
Side Chimney Entry Hall
Chimney on side of house Entry Hall and Stairway
Dining Room Bedroom
Dining Room Bedroom


Existing Floor Plans


First Floor Plan




Basement Floor Plan