{ H Street Rowhouse }


This century-old rowhome just a few blocks from hip Union Market was rundown and in desperate need of a renovation. The homeowner - a newly single entrepreneur with a love for color, drama, and art - had a dream of turning this space into the city sanctuary she always wanted but never had.

By digging out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment ( with full kitchen! ) for AirBnb guests, and blowing the back of the house out with an addition, the square footage of the home with instantly tripled. Once all the construction was finally done, Kerra made it her mission to blend her client's modern, industrial, and mid-centrury  aesthetic with her large collection of artwork and antiques.

Some surprise details of the home include the island counter, which is made from her former live-edge dining table - a piece too big to bring into her new home - and the mid-century roasting oven, converted into a powder room sink. Kerra also took remnants of the unsalvageable original pine floors and used them to design a 'welcome mat' inlay in the new floors in the foyer.

This gorgeous, unique home was featured in the Design Issue of The Washington Post magazine, as well as Cottages & Bungalows magazine.