A 15 Year Library for 10,000 Books
Montgomery County, Maryland
This house was designed to be built in two stages, with over a decade between.
The first stage included all the normal spaces for family life. The second is a library for 10,000 books.
The center of the three-pavilion house was originally left as a clean dark shell. Now, a carefully detailed and constructed three-level library opens to views over the Potomac River.
The first two levels of the library open and connect directly to the main spaces of the house, completing the original design and providing formal living and dining spaces.