Rear Addition on a Stately Stone House


The owners purchased this stately 1931 stone house in the North Portal DC neighborhood with the goal of an addition and whole house renovation before they move in.  We started the demolition in early September.

The rendering shows the design of the 3-story addition. The before rear is on the right.


Demolition started with removing the deck


Interior demolition of the existing addition to the house. The stone wall could be seen in the existing kitchen and dining area .


Demolition included removing a pool.

Prepping the yard for the foundation of the addition.

Forms for the concrete basement walls.

Framing the first floor over the basement foundation.


Framing the walls of the first floor.

Interior view of the first floor framing.

Second story framing and sheathing on a beautiful fall day. You can imagine the wooded views from the addition.

Interior view from the original house toward the rear addition.

Pre-built trusses were delivered to the jobsite. We used a crane to lift the trusses to form the roof of the addition.

The main roof formed with pre-built trusses. The smaller side addition trusses are in the process of being installed.

Sheathing and house wrap installed – ready for siding. (Yes, that is the Landis logo on the house wrap)

Installation of the windows and doors.

DURING: Interior framing.

DURING: Siding installation in progress.

Drywall and trim installation in progress.

The interior work is progressing with flooring and railings.

White and blue kitchen cabinetry- this is where clients really get excited! The large island has a waterfall countertop.

Mudroom cabinetry with open storage below a seating area.

Prepping the fireplace tile surround.

Dining room tray ceiling with warm LED lighting.

Cozy tub nook that overlooks the yard.

The same geometric pattern marble tile is used around the tub and in the shower niche.