“Red House Architects was founded in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington by Robert Braddock. After many years in architecture, he took the opportunity to start his own firm.”

“A large part of the existing housing stock in Arlington was built in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. These homes served their purpose with dignity, and vast numbers of people raised families in them. But, as products of their time, they were usually modest, with small, separated rooms and economical amounts of glazing.”

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“The typical Arlington house has little rooms, a little kitchen, and all the rooms are separated. It doesn’t fit the lifestyle of today,” says Bob Braddock, founder of Red House Architects and a former in-house ar- chitect for the local builder Mickey Simpson Ltd. “People want things to- day that are open.”