Before + After: An Unbelievable Potomac, Maryland, Home Transformed

Vaulted breakfast room
Photography by Angie Seckinger
Vaulted breakfast room
Photography by Angie Seckinger

Inside, Rill and project manager Kay Kim (also with Rill Architects) sought ways to significantly enlarge primary rooms by connecting them to terraces, porches, and other outdoor amenities. Whereas some rooms were modified from existing spaces, others, like the family and vaulted breakfast room, are completely new.

Providing additional natural light, particularly to the adjacent kitchen, the new breakfast room makes a dramatic statement to the overall flow of the house. There’s even an interior window in an upstairs sitting room that gives the homeowners a bird’s-eye view of this vaulted space. To complete the effects, Kristin Peake installed woven linen shades to the room’s main windows to offer privacy when necessary.

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