michael k. wilkinson, photographs of architecture &


front to back in Mount Pleasant


Category: architecture. Client: Studio:Crowley|Hall. June 2014. Based in the NW Washington neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, this firm knows row houses all too well, including their many as-built shortcomings, as well as the best ways to address common problems. Many owners of these long and often narrow houses complain of a lack of light at the center of the home, typically the stair hall and the dining room, as well as tight galley-style kitchens. Crowley Hall often creates larger openings between the defined spaces of the ground floor, preserving the turn-of-the-century feel of the home but opening up a clear line of view from the front of the house to the rear. Larger window openings and extra-tall single-light doors bring more light into the interior of the home.