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SMITH-VOLES Residence,
Drummond, MD

This new garage and porch addition to one of the oldest existing farm houses in the historic village of Drummond, Chevy Chase, Maryland, blends new technology and style with the old world charm and detailing of the existing farmhouse. This 1.5 story single car garage addition, incorporates extensive storage for toys, tools, yard equipment, bikes, pool equipment and the family car plus a bonus loft-office with it's own separate entrance. The subordinate sighting of the garage allowed for full visual access to the side play yard for mom from the existing kitchen, through a new screen porch. This new screen porch, through a set of 5 folding doors, doubles the size of the family living space off the kitchen during warm months, and provides a sheltered link from the garage to the house and the pool yard in the rear during inhospitable weather. The garage massing, prairie style doors and windows, painted German siding and roofing materials complement the existing house details to blend the two as if they were always a complementary pair.