Originally built in the 1950s, this midcentury gem in Kensington, Maryland, just got a lot more modern. When Janet Bloomberg, founder of the Washington DC-based firm KUBE Architecture bought the home designed by well-known area architect Charles Goodman, she knew she wanted to retain its midcentury bones while updating it with a contemporary glint.
Over the course of two phases, Bloomberg subtly renovated Goodman’s design, opening the kitchen to the living room and bringing an industrial airiness to the window-lined space. She left the layout intact, instead designing two additional structures that connect to the main house via an indoor walkway, now used as a gallery space to showcase art.
The additions echo certain aspects of the original house—Bloomberg designed the two structures with slanted shed roofs that together mimic Goodman’s pitched roof. Both additions, which house a den, office, and play space for kids, have floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete floors, and bright accent walls.