Historic Shaw Rowhouse

As a part of a whole house renovation of this rowhouse in DC’s Shaw Historic District, an architectural language was developed to be consistent with the home’s history. Throughout the house, the strategic use of pilasters and beams, large cased openings, and focal points such as the salvaged and restored fireplaces and other architectural details provides clear definition to each room while creating connectivity and continuity throughout the space. At the exterior, an appropriately scaled garden facade was designed to relate to the new terrace and garden. New brickwork references exterior details from the front of the house, incorporating corbels, arches, and brick patterns.

“Despite having been stripped of original details during insensitive remodelings, this DC rowhouse now sings with historical character.”
- New Old House Magazine, Winter 2022


2021 ICAA John Russell Pope Award for Residential Renovation


Home & Design Magazine, Fall 2021
New Old House Magazine, Winter 2022

Design Team
Stacy Zarin Goldberg 2020
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