Pop-Up, Hunchback, Straight Back and Tear Down are the most common approaches to home additions in Northern Virginia. Most of which obliterate any notion of scale or context. Greenway Modular is a proposal for a prefabricated addition to an existing 1,250 sq ft Cape Cod home in Falls Church, Virginia. Our addition strategy straddles the line between Straight Back and Detached while maintaining the existing home’s footprint and respecting the scale of the neighboring houses.
Each module will be manufactured offsite and measure at approximately 300 sf each. The first floor will consist of a dining room and flexible space for office use and a guest bedroom. The second floor module will consist of a master bedroom suite, with a bathroom and custom built-in storage. Other design features include galvanized steel details throughout, lap siding with mitered corners, multi-wall polycarbonate guard rails, a perforated operable shade system, and skylights capturing soft northern light.
Name: Greenway Modular
Location: Falls Church, Va.
Status: Design, 2016
Team: Kurt West
Images: Kurt West & Christine Nguyen