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BlackWhite residence in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

This house, the BlackWhite residence in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architect, utilises the simple contrast of two common colours to produce a contemporary home.

The dwelling itself inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house, allowing an optimum site for comfortable, calm and carefree living. By renovating the main level to a luxurious standard, the architects allowed a further level to be added with a significantly smaller footprint; making it both extravagant and efficient. Four simple yet effective glass temples constitute the second level, permitting for expansive living spaces.

While the exterior looks simple, it stands out against the natural background of trees, accentuating a contemporary feel. The interior follows suit, boasting fine furnishings with a modern appeal. The aforementioned glass temples offer a spacious, deluxe interior.

The glass temples do serve another purpose also. They act as instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night.

Clearly, this Maryland residence makes the humble statement that through a simple contrast of colours; a house can be afforded a contemporary and luxurious touch.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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October 7, 2011 | Property | View comments

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