Wissioming Residence by Robert Gurney Architect
The Wissioming Residence is a two-story contemporary home that was designed by Robert Gurney Architect.
The house, located in Glen Echo, Maryland is sited on a heavily wooded lot overlooking the Potomac River. The new house occupies the footprint of a pre-existing house in an effort to minimally disturb the site, removing no mature hardwoods in the process. A new swimming pool is suspended twenty feet above grade to further reduce the impact to the steeply sloping site. The office is located on the ground floor of a detached structure separated from the main residence by a reflecting pool. That structure also contains a garage on the first level and a guest suite above. Translucent glass and panels of Kalwall are used to allow the building to serve as a lantern to the main house at night.
Wood siding is combined with soft gray coated stainless steel and black steel window frames to provide an exterior material palette that fits comfortably in the landscape. Bluestone, gravel and water complete the palette.