Originally constructed in 1939, the Calem-Rubin Residence accepted a contemporary lookfrom David Jameson Architect Inc. The house was changed from a colonial style brick building into a modern single-family residence. Situated in Bethesda, Maryland, the Calem-Rubin Residence surrounded an area of 4,700 square feet. The client’s require was to live in a modern house and so, the structure was rebuilt as “a composition of modern form and timeless material“. Featuring a kitchen, dining room and music room on the north side, thehouse design also provided entertaining spaces like the double-height living room, a library and an outdoor room on the south side. A set of stairs referred up to the second floor overlooked the living room.
The third and final floor provided relaxation spaces and a beautiful panorama of the surroundings. “As a reinvention of the existing massing, linear stucco walls conceptually covered a stone pavilion inserted within. Expansive planes of glazing connected the privacy walls to the core volume while a filter between the interior and the landscape was created. The distillation of shapes and textures- the stuccoed privacy walls, the mahogany brise-soleil, and the stone clad core volume- pushed by each other. An abstract composition and a reflection of the internal divisions of public and private spaces were created.”