Part IV in a series that follows our renovation of a Chevy Chase, Maryland home.

While work on the breakfast room addition foundation approached completion, the crew at Pagenstecher GROUP began framing on the second-floor dormer expansion.

(refer to “Part III- the owner’s suite” of this series to see 2nd-floor plans)

house condition before

second floor dormed expansion

The dormer expansion takes full advantage of available second-floor space; making way for a new master bath and walk-in closet.

The small gabled roofline breaks the linear form of the rear dormer and is the joint between old and new.

small gabled roofline

Before: the master suite had minimal light and view to the rear of the property. The sloped ceilings made what would be considered a sizable bedroom feel compressed and much smaller than it actually was.

walk-in closet after

A new picture window brings in much-needed daylight while improving views to the heavily treed rear yard. A raised flat ceiling returns the bedroom to its appropriate scale, giving an expansive new feeling.

Continue following Pagenstecher GROUP as work progresses on this Chevy Chase, Maryland home.