Source: ELAN January 2020
MICHAEL NASH INTRODUCES “OPEN” FLOORPLAN INTO 150-YEAR-OLD TOWNHOME | by JOHN BYRD
“This plan meets every modern luxury requirement, yet the 19th-century interior detailing is beautifully enhanced and preserved.” — Sonny Nazemian
A whole house makeover to a three-level townhouse in the Old Town section of Alexandria introduces a series of “open” floorplan solutions to winning effect. The design solution – in which all three levels of a 150-year-old residence were selectively reconfigured and upgraded – was executed in the home of Mark and Susan Morris. To meet demanding requirements, Michael Nash Design, Build and Homes contended with difficult space planning, structural and interior design challenges while staying entirely within the envelop of the existing structure.
“A solution that aims to increase living space within a townhouse is always problematic,” says Sonny Nazemian, president and founder of Michael Nash. “We can reconfigure what’s within the footprint, but since the parameters never change innovative ideas are essential. To gain usable space, we reassess the entire ‘built environment,’ determine what can be re-located or reduced, and where, for instance, a custom-built-in or a relocated wall might effectively enhance available spatial efficiencies. It’s a form of value engineering that’s been critical to this remodeling practice.”< Read More >