Riggins House – Maryland Residence

Riggins House, Maryland Residence, USA Architecture

Riggins House, USA

Maryland Residential Development – design by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Jun 13, 2014

Maryland Residence

Design: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Location: Cabin John, MD

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Located in Cabin John, Maryland, this 4,900 square foot house is sited at the end of a manicured lawn, and looks over the edge of a steeply sloping wooded site adjacent to the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. A light-filled double height circulation axis separates the house’s main volumes, while transverse axes further organize the spaces. Glass and steel bridges cross the circulation space to connect the volumes on the second floor. Primary living spaces bounded by large expanses of glass are oriented towards the river, while secondary spaces open to the lawn.

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Large overhangs shield glazing from solar gain in the summer and provide space for outdoor living, even in inclement weather. Combined with geothermal HVAC, day lighting, and operable windows and doors to provide cross ventilation, the house remains energy efficient despite employing its large amount of glass.

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Interiors are minimally detailed. Finishes include honed and chiseled Pompeii stone, ash flooring, walnut millwork and white marble countertops. The interior is designed to allow views toward the woods and river to provide the primary visual experience.

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Riggins House – Building Information

Location: Cabin John, MD
Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
General Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID – Baron Gurney Interiors
Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Riggins House images / information from Robert M. Gurney

Location: Cabin John, MD, USA

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Website: Cabin John, Maryland