Growing Family, Growing Bungalow
Tripled in size, this house went from a weekend cottage to a home for four and still fits quietly into its old neighborhood.
Magazine extra: View a photo slide show for additional shots of Moore’s masterfully-integrated remodel/addition.
I grew up in Falls Church, Va., not far from Cherry Street, a quiet, old neighborhood where I always felt at home. As a teenager, regardless of where I was going, I’d find an excuse to drive down Cherry Street. The more time I spent in this neighborhood, the more I became enamored with one house: a one-story 1920s bungalow. I called it a “cottage bungalow” because of its diminutive scale, low-pitch roof, and lack of superfluous decoration.
After starting my own architecture firm, I worked on a few of the Cherry Street houses. While most of them grew, the small bungalow remained mostly unchanged and ultimately came up for sale. Of course, I bought it, and without hesitation, I restored it to its original charm. I thought my work was complete; the…