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Capitol Hill | Modern Chiaramonte

  • August 15, 2013


    Tucked neatly into a small corner of Center Street in the historic Capitol Hill district, the footings for a new modern home are going in. It’s a home that’s been over a year in the making, and it’s going to be nothing short of incredible. City Block, a local [and top-notch] developer, has assembled a highly skilled team to help create this dream home for Haley and Adrian Chiaramonte. Among those is architect, Matthew Hintze, and they were kind enough to allow cityhomeCOLLECTIVE to be included early in the design process. We all showed up to celebrate the long-awaited ground breaking, complete with ribbon cutting ceremony and the Chiaramonte family dog, Sophie.

    A modern home in the heart of the city is a feat in and of itself with very little land to come by. Even more, trying to fit a 3,000 sq. ft. home on a very small lot with a myriad of historical land restrictions can be a serious challenge, as plenty of considerations have to be managed. Mr. Hintze [aforementioned architect] and City Block were presented with the task of laying out a home that checks off all boxes — space, layout, and privacy — on said wee, urban lot. Add to that the need to design a seamless marriage between the indoor and outdoor spaces, so as to ensure ease in entertaining. We were honored to have been able to add a few COLLECTIVE tweaks and ideas along the way, and the resulting collaboration is a lesson in ‘form meets function’. See for yourself in the plans below. Next up: material and finish selection that is simultaneously modern, forward-thinking, and timeless. It’ll be critical that it be done with the goal of creating a space that reflects the vibrant personalities of the future home dwellers. Thus far, it’s been accomplished by customizing details such as tile motifs, cabinetry, and a one-of-a-kind front door [to name a few] with marble, earthy walnut woods, and clean, modern applications. Seriously. Go, team.

    As we’ve said a thousand times, a home is a highly personal and sacred thing. It’s a retreat, a sanctuary, a space we share only with the ones we care about. It’s a real treat to work with those that share in the sentiment and have such a talent for bringing it to life. Over the course of the next few months, as the home shapes up, we’ll bring plenty of design updates on the project. Enjoy.

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