Several years after FORMA was commissioned to redesign their two-story 4000 sf Potomac home, this young family came back and tasked us with bringing the 2000 sf unfinished full english basement up to par with the rest of the house, and adding all the additional functions that a modern family with a 10 and a 13 year old needs today to complement their lifestyle. A large study room for the kids accommodated computers and filing areas, homework and game table and ample storage for toys and books. A large family room with easily movable furniture and large screen wii games is complemented with a wine cellar and bar area for the overseeing adults, as well as a modern guest suite with sleeping and bath area for longterm visitors. The main stair hall from upstairs seamlessly continues to the lower floor, and the finishes and lighting of the main house are mirrored in the english basement to make it feel like an organic part of the main house.
We've done two projects now with Andreas, Larry, and Juan and have been very happy with the work. We originally did a full renovation of the house minus the basement and then completed the basement once the kids got older. We had bought a colonial and wanted a much more contemporary interior. The team took the time to understand what we wanted and how we live our lives, iterated the design with us to our liking, and has the patience to put up with changes of heart and mind that invariably happens. We love the outcome (and how we live in our house). If you're looking for great design (in contemporary style), we would strongly recommend Forma.