Stephenson House

Project Desciption

The Stephenson House, situated in Washington D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, is a 1962 modernist home remodel. The clients sought modern living in a traditional area, requesting an indoor-outdoor update. The house’s traditional form and neutral palette engage with colonial neighbors, yet its design remains contemporary.

The structure features a three-story charcoal-stained brick, mahogany siding, and glass composition. Inside, the kitchen flows into a light-filled living area, extending to a backyard with a fire pit and screened porch. Upstairs, the primary suite overlooks a south-facing deck, while bedrooms flank the east and west yards. The basement holds a family room and gym, connecting to the back yard through concrete paver pathways.

An open layout and abundant glass invite natural light, extending the interior into the landscape. Skylights above the staircase illuminate the entryway and wooden floor. A screened porch allows landscape connection while shielding from the elements.





“An enlivened DC residence now channels California Cool”

–  Dwell


 Assembledge, Stephenson Residence, Washington DC, Residential, Architecture




“A mid-century dream fulfilled: A forgotten house is resurrected as a mid-century modern gem”

–  The Washington Post


 Assembledge, Stephenson Residence, Washington DC, Residential, Architecture



“A striking modern property in a sea of colonial architecture”

–   RUE





Location: Washington, D.C.

Area: 4,552 sf

Design Architect: Assembledge+

Executive Architect: Fowlkes Studio

Photography: Jennifer Hughes