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New, approximately 5,000 square-foot residence perched on the edge of cliffs overlooking the Potomac River. The house curves and embraces a very large oak tree and is on a densely wooded site. The site is very steep, dripping 50' from the top of the up-hill side to the main entry of the house. The cliff then drops about 100' more. The building is semi-subterranean which allows for privacy from neighbors as well as thermal efficiency. The structure is a combination of concrete, steel and wood systems. The exterior finishes are stucco, stone and slate roofing. 

Skallerup Residence

McLean, Virginia

Completed 1999

Skallerup Aerial 2