Hang Your Hat: Stunning Modern Hillside Home

Hang Your Hat: Stunning Modern Hillside Home

WhippleRussell Architects have recently completed Walker Road, a three-storey home in the Great Falls area of Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The area around the home features mainly traditional homes, but the site is so large, with no close neighbors, the clients felt free to build a fully modern home.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

They also wanted a home with lots of glass, so they could enjoy the spectacular views of the changing seasons.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

At night, the lit front stairs guide you to the home’s entrance.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Inside, on the main level is the living room, which has been designed for maximum enjoyment of the fireplace.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The windows surrounding the living room provide views of the surrounding forest.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

A quick detour outside, where there is a sitting area with fireplace.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Back inside, the view from the living room shows another fireplace in the distance, and the dining room behind the stairs.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

A casual dining area is adjoined to the kitchen.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The kitchen has a large white island, with a stainless steel rangehood over the cooktop.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The kitchen cabinets have a finish of white lacquer and dark wood veneer.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

A small bar area and bookshelf separates the kitchen from the more formal dining room.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The dining room enjoys the benefits of an open-sided fireplace.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

On the other side of the fireplace is a small reading room.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the view outside.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The design of the home has been organized around a central volume.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

This volume is filled by the solid walnut staircase, which goes from the main floor up to the master suite, and down to the two teenager’s bedrooms on the lower level.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Downstairs there are more books and another sitting area.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

On the top floor of the home, the large master bedroom includes a small sitting area.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Large windows break up a wooden accent wall made from Walnut.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

Here you can see how the master bathroom is situated on the other side of the wall behind the bed.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

The master bath has been given a pop of color with the red rug.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

On the other side of the bathroom wall, is a walk in closet.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects

And finally, a home office completes the tour of the home.

Walker Road by WhippleRussell Architects
via Contemporist | Photography by William MacCollum

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