The Crow Residence was a project I worked on for two years while I was in Washington DC assisting Richard Giegengack, AIA. I designed and drafted all interior elevations with the help of Richard and Stan Andrulis. The decoration was done by another firm in Dallas. Richard took the existing Georgian house and added the two wings which flank the center mass. Richard designed all exterior elevations and plans. I had a hand in all interior architecture. Floor patterns, ceiling patterns, millwork, trim and panel designs were drafted in addition to the elevations. This was such a great “first” project to have under my belt right out of college.
Above is the design drawn in AutoCAD and on the left is the actual space “as built” for the library. In the foyer picture (above left) note the beautiful view from the lower level looking up into the oculus on the third level (next page). It is even more stunning in person!
The Library was made to rival the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC. The coffered ceiling was modeled after the Library of Congress. This space is quite impressive and is a favorite spot for entertaining with the catering kitchen secretly hidden in the paneling behind the stage on the lower level. The library holds an impressive collection of Harlan’s books for which he hires a permanent librarian to organize and consult him on future purchases.
The Great room is the private retreat for the family to relax in the adjoining sunroom, join the children in the playroom or shoot some pool next to the impressive fireplace.
The home was published last October 2005 in Architectural Digest. This was my first time being published. Richard gave me props and you can see where I have highlighted my name.