October 16, 2015 Hammond Wood Kensington MD

Inside Look: Our Goodman Renovation in Hammond Wood


Here the latest on our renovation with architect Michael Cook of a two-level Charles Goodman-designed mid-century modern in Hammond Wood. When we purchased the house, it  was a 3 bed/2 bath with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the top level and one bedroom and one bath on the bottom level. While we are keeping the original footprint intact, we have reworked the interior. The key change is opening up the small downstairs den and creating two above-grade bedrooms (instead of the one small dark room).

Here is the downstairs before. It was very closed off. Pendleton


And now amid construction:


Here is the framing for the two new downstairs bedrooms:


To create the two-above grade bedrooms, we excavated the earth around the house and created a retaining wall with concrete patio. A wood-slat design mirrors the horizontal wood siding above.






Back inside, Michael’s design also opens up the originally closed-off kitchen. New kitchen will feature Poggenpohl cabinets.

Before. The kitchen hidden in the back left.

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Kitchen in progress. The new space will feature a L-shaped counter with room for stools that extends into the open living/dining space.


Poggenpohl cabinets in from Germany and ready to be installed.IMG_4957

We have done all new double-pane windows, electrical, plumbing and lighting. Both bathrooms will be renovated as well.

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Please contact me if interested in learning more about this project.