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James McDonald Associate Architects, PC

10135 Colvin Run Road, Suite 200
Great Falls Virginia 22066
(703) 757-0036


James McDonald Associate Architects (JMAA) is an award-winning design-oriented architecture firm operating in the Washington D.C. region. Family owned and operated, JMAA has been actively working with clients to create their dream homes for 12 years. JMAA’s projects include infill and custom homes, spec homes and renovations. 

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The project:

From the beginning, the client was looking for a home that reflects their casual contemporary lifestyle. This house displays wide overhangs and a low-pitched roof. A balance of stucco and stone provide a warmth of materials and color. The horizontal banded stone pattern adds to the clean linear feel, enhancing the modern style.

The design carries a consistency from the exterior front elevation to every room in the house with its use of clean lines. Inside, glass window walls open onto the rear yard and secluded garden grottos. The main family, kitchen and nook areas of the house flow into each other uninterrupted, all with soaring window walls. A covered veranda accentuates the rear of the house, complete with a hidden drop TV, outdoor kitchen and comfortable living area near the pool. Each bedroom offers wonderful light-filled rooms that are extremely livable.