Thomson & Cooke

Architects

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Architecturally accurate, beautifully appointed

Thomson & Cooke Architects is a custom residential architecture firm based in Washington, DC. Founders Neal Thomson and Patrick Cooke share a passion for residential architecture and a history that goes back to their undergraduate days. After following separate paths for their Master’s of Architecture degrees, they found themselves working together at a small residential practice in Georgetown. A decade later, they opened their own firm, collaborating with their clients to create stylish, livable homes.

The office is known for its work in urban and suburban neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC region as well as waterfront properties along the Chesapeake Bay. Whether building a new house or updating an existing one, the firm balances the simplicity of traditional American residential design with an updated aesthetic and a focus towards classic design principles and current building practices. The goal for each project is to create a comfortable, beautiful home that meets the client’s needs for today and the future.

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light & bright

Town & Garden

The rear façade of this stately colonial was redesigned to emphasize the connection between the interior eating areas and the mature gardens. The renovated kitchen and breakfast area are enclosed with new glass walls while the new pool changing room and mudroom provide a secondary rear entry.

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radiant & modern

New Traditional

Thomson & Cooke designed an updated traditional home ideal for entertaining with an open kitchen and living area that connect to the garden and covered loggia. The house is detailed in traditional stucco with a projecting slate roof and tall French doors.

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dramatic & stylish

Colonial Updated

This brick colonial was reinvigorated with a new sunlit kitchen, updated family room, and rear entry. A new bar and dining room entry are located off the kitchen creating a small back hall that leads to a new powder room and side garden.

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modern & traditional

Chevy Chase Center Hall

A center hall was expanded to create new space for a kitchen and family room, drawing on the home’s original scale and proportion. A new hall detailed with paneling was designed as a way to connect the new kitchen to the dining room through a classic butler’s pantry.

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radiant & detailed

Light Filled Kitchen

Thomson & Cooke transformed what was formerly a low, dark, and divided rear section of this house into a light-filled kitchen and back mudroom. To allow for the expansive windows that enliven the room, a central cabinetry hub was designed as a focal point. The sweeping front porch was added later as a transition between the house and adjacent landscape.

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Bright & contemporary

Village Residence

A low cottage was re-imagined to allow a new entry and stair hall, an enlarged family room, and a new kitchen. Light fills the kitchen through a comfortable breakfast room and the garden doors beyond. Sensitive to scale, the addition and exterior were designed in keeping with the home’s original roofline.

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Tradition & Transition

American Four Square

An evergreen walled garden shelters an addition and complete renovation to this historic Cleveland Park house. Refined interiors by Martha Vicas lead through art filled halls to a new kitchen and covered porch. A new stair and twisting carved handrail connect the home’s four floors.

 

— In the Works —

Thomson & Cooke

Architects

5155 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC 20016
office phone 202.686.6583

For inquiries, please contact Neal Thomson or Patrick Cooke.