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Salt + Pepper House // KUBE Architecture

Washington, DC, United States

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The Owners of this home love to cook, and their first requirement was a “cook’s kitchen” as the centerpiece of the house. In addition, they have a strong color preference for black and white. Thus the concept of “salt and pepper” was developed as an inspiration for the design palette.

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The Owners are also art collectors, so the display of art in the house was another critical component. White walls with black framing elements became a logical extension of the concept. The Owners were also looking for a place of calm and relaxation, with the flexibility to transform into an entertainment space for their many gatherings.

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The need to open up the traditional walled-in rowhouse became apparent. The rear second floor was removed to allow for a double-height wall of windows and sliding doors which connects the 2-story living space to the new rear garden. As a gesture to the Owners’ love of art, steel was used as both a structural and decorative element in the house and garden.

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“Pops” of color sprinkled in to add some spice to the composition. .

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