The owners of this stately Adams Morgan rowhouse wanted to reconfigure rooms on the two upper levels to create a primary suite on the third floor and a better layout for the nursery, guest room, and au pair bathroom on the second floor. Our crews fully gutted and reframed the floors and walls of the front rooms, taking the opportunity of open walls to increase energy efficiency with spray foam insulation at exposed exterior walls.

The original third-floor bedroom was open to the hallway and had an outdated, odd-shaped bathroom. We reframed the walls to create a suite with a master bedroom, closet, and generous bath with a freestanding tub and shower. Double doors open from the bedroom to the closet, and another set of double doors lead to the bathroom.

In the hallways, new ebony wood floors and matching trim contrast with white walls for a classic black and white. The original stairway treads and handrails were also stained ebony to match. In the rooms, the dark floors provide the perfect backdrop for the clients’ colorful art, textiles, and collectibles. Our carpenters refurbished the existing stair railings and balusters. They also reinstalled the operable transoms over interior doors. The classic black and white theme continues in the primary and hall bath.