Chesapeake House by KUBE Architecture
KUBE Architecture have designed the Chesapeake House in NW Washington DC on a site that is steeply-sloped and surrounded by a raw forest. The house was designed to be constructed efficiently with a series of vertical volumes that are situated around the trees and down the slope of the site. The design also makes use of large windows that expose the dining room towards the street but also flood the interior with natural light.
This new house is located in NW Washington DC on a steeply-sloped and forested site. The project is a speculative house for a local developer, so it was designed to be constructed efficiently. The composition is organized as a series of vertical volumes situated within the trees, and stepping down the sloped site.
The first floor is tall, so the volumes seem to “float” above the ground. A glassed-in corner dining room is featured from the street, while the living room and kitchen are situated toward the rear of the house, facing the overlook of pool and rear yard. The garage is 2 levels below the house, burrowed into the rear of the site, with its roof serving as a deck for the pool. The rear wall of the house is almost entirely glass, with decks extending out from bedrooms to create “outdoor rooms” with views of the wooded site beyond.