A Remodeler’s Remodel: Before and After

This is what happened when Bruce Case gave his own Arlington home a face-lift.

Bruce Case and his wife, Rebecca, had a few upgrades in mind when they bought their 1964 rambler in Arlington’s Woodmont neighborhood—a home they now share with their daughter, Olivia, along with Lola the dog, Rosabelle the cat and an unnamed fish. But none of those plans involved major structural work or expanding the footprint of the 3,500-square-foot house. Instead, they focused their energies on making the existing spaces fresher and more functional, says Case, president and CEO of Case Architects & Remodelers in Falls Church (the firm also has offices in D.C. and Maryland). Here’s a peek at what they did.

Front entry before

Front entry after

To enhance their home’s curb appeal and create a greater sense of arrival, they replaced the original front entryway and added a portico for shelter. “The wood is Alaskan cedar, which comes in wide widths and will hold up in the elements,” Case says. “The design was inspired by the cantilevers at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water—clean and modern with a highlight on craftsmanship and woodworking.”

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