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Oct 27 2016

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Inside the D.C. Design House

The-Chic-Laundry-Room---Allie-Mann10                             Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

The 2016 D.C. Design House, which moved to the fall this year, features 21 transformed spaces by D.C. area designers. In addition, local art firm Studio Artistica led art projects with Children’s National Medical Center patients, volunteers and staff, and the pieces were for sale with all proceeds going to the hospital.

Listed at $10.8 million by Nancy Itteilag of Washington Fine Properties, the five-story, 11,242-sq.-ft. home includes seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half baths, three kitchens, five fireplaces, a sauna, exercise and party rooms, a wine cellar, an elevator plus an infinity pool. Built in 2010 by Gibson Builders and situated on a three-quarter-acre lot in the Wesley Heights/Berkley neighborhood, the home, designed by Bethesda, Md.-based GTM Architects, most recently was used as the temporary residence of the French Ambassador while his home was undergoing renovations. It is also located next door to the 2013 D.C. Design House location.

KBB spoke with Allie Mann of Washington, D.C.-based Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. to get a glimpse of the experience and find out about her design for the chic laundry room.

The-Chic-Laundry-Room-BEFORE2                               Before the Remodel

KBB: What was your goal in this room?
AM: The goal of this space was to turn something that is traditionally thought of more as utility into something beautifully useful – a space as well-designed as it is practical.

The-Chic-Laundry-Room---Allie-Mann9                          Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg 
KBB: By what were you challenged by?
AM: There were two unsightly electrical panels in the space and in the corner. Working on something to camouflage them was tricky with the spacing and layout. I came up with a nice piece of artwork to fit the space. Though it is not centered on the wall or in the room, it accomplishes the task.

KBB: What was your favorite part of your project?
AM: My favorite part of the project has to be the backsplash tile. It’s a water jet mosaic that is so rich with interest. It’s unexpected in this space.
The-Chic-Laundry-Room---Allie-Mann7                             Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Ticket sales as well as a portion of proceeds from boutiques and designer sales, with most items in designers’ spaces available to purchase, are donated to Children’s National, with more than $1.5 million raised in eight years.

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