A Light Filled Rowhouse Renovation On Capitol Hill

A Light Filled Rowhouse Renovation On Capitol Hill

Leah Moss
May 26, 2010

As we've seen before, the team at studio 27 is known for maximizing light in their modern-leaning renovations, and RC and Juan Felipe's Row home redo on Capitol Hill is no exception. While the front retains your typical Victorian brick facade, the rest has been thoroughly modernized, complete with an intriguing light chimney.

According to Urban Turf, the home had seen its fair share of renovations over the years, but Juan Felipe and RC decided to do a complete overhaul. Most rowhouses on Capitol Hill are known for their narrow, sliver-of-a-room spaces and their dark hallways. So when the duo decided to renovate, they focused on bringing in openness and daylight.

Studio 27 used locally sourced, renewable materials and energy efficient technologies to bring the 19th century row house into the 21st century. A notable feature of the redo is their incorporation of a light chimney, which acts as a "natural draft" by channeling air from the open windows in the main level through the house and up to the skylights above.

Learn more about the renovation at Urban Turf DC.

To learn more about Studio 27, check out their website.

(Images: Anice Hoachlander via Urban Turf DC)

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