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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:

This home is located on a triangular-shaped lot on a relatively busy road in McLean. It was important to create a private oasis for the family and orient the main living spaces to get as much sun as possible.

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The indoor and outdoor living spaces are optimized for natural light with two side porches and a large, screened loggia adjoining a dining room at the rear of the home. The main living spaces, kitchen and dining room are flooded with light and open to each other. For the kids, their homework space on the main floor has quick access to a recreational playroom below via a spiral slide.

This English style-inspired home has a rich mix of exterior materials and covered living spaces. The primary exterior is white-coated brick with a base of stone and accented cedar shake siding.

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