November 21, 2014 Cook Architecture

Pine Spring Project WashPost’s ‘House of the Week’


Our mid-century modern renovation in Pine Spring is highlighted today as the Washington Post’s “House of the Week.” The house, located here,  is listed for $799,000. You can view all the pictures by Ulf Wallin here.

“The 1952 house informed the architecture of the addition, which juts out from the original dwelling, forming a V-shape,” writes the Post’s Kathy Orton. “Its butterfly roof sinks in the middle and raises on the ends, adding drama to the living room and master suite The old and the new blend seamlessly in this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home. The dark gray siding marks the older portion of the house, while the light gray and unpainted cedar siding signals the newer portion. The cedar gives it a woodsy feel, what [architect Michael] Cook likes to call ‘cabin modern.’”


Michael Cook of award-winning Cook Architecture transformed the original 3 bedroom/1 bath 1,060 square-foot atomic ranch into a brand-new modern oasis with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and nearly 2,300 square-feet. Developer Steven Wheeler of Solid Constructs along with my wife and I financed the project.

Learn more about the house here.