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Improving Upon Perfection: Apartment Zero Updates a Jacobsen Classic

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This may be a case where the old adage: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t necessarily apply. Agreeing to “update” one of renowned DC architect, Hugh Newell Jabobsen’s, structures takes some guts, but the team at Apartment Zero proved to be up for the challenge, and thanks to Washington Spaces we get to see the result…

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The young couple who hired Douglas Burton of Apartment Zero and his team to take on the iconic McLean, Virginia’s home’s interiors were devoted to the idea of preserving Jacobsen’s vision for the home. With that in mind, they did not endeavor a full renovation. Rather their updates were chosen to enhance the already beautiful architecture. In one room wall to wall carpet was replaced with a white marble floor (picture 2), an unfinished lofted space was completed to mirror an existing office space reached by the original orange spiral staircase (picture 4), and each room was painted bright white with one dominant accent color rather than several busy punches so as not to compete with the remarkable architecture.