“As a native northern Virginian, Red House Architects’ Bob Braddock has a particularly deep understanding of what his clients want. “I have over 25 years experience in architecture, and 18 of those are specifically residential architecture in Arlington,” he says. “I can offer a wealth of experience, a knowledge about Arlington homes (both new and existing), and a design process that has been honed and perfected over the years.”

“Truly personalized service is something I can offer that you might not see when working with larger architecture or design-build firms. Yes, I am the boss, but I am still the person who is sketching the designs and meeting with clients. If you choose me, I am with you through the entire process—from creating and working through designs or floor plans, to picking out materials, selecting the contractor and obtaining necessary permits. There is a lot of personal interaction and I will know every intricate detail of your project.”


“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.”

May 05, 2009The Man Who Wants to Make Arlington ModernIn his day job, architect Bob Braddock works for custom homebuilder Mickey Simpson Ltd. in Arlington.

One day in late 2006 he bought a vacant plot of land that was languishing in the hands of his employer. Braddock saw in the small lot the perfect canvas for his work.


April 30, 2011

Bid a fond adieu to the living roomOnce a home’s showcase, the formal living room began disappearing from house plans years ago. According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders, by 2015 the living room may vanish from new homes.


March 21, 2011

The Skinny on “The Skinny House”If you have ever driven along N. Barton Street near Pershing Drive, you probably caught a glimpse of “The Skinny House”. Read More »