Belvoir General Officers’ Quarters

Alexandria, Va.

Fort Belvoir’s 58 General Officers’ homes, built in 1934-1935, were in need of repair. Electrical systems were not up to code, and energy conservation was difficult because oil furnaces and water heaters were old and inefficient. Kitchen floors, cabinets and counters needed refurbishing.

Harry Braswell, Inc. performed kitchen renovations and garage conversions, upgraded electrical and communication systems, and installed new gas water heaters and two-zone HVAC systems with thermostats for each floor.

Remodeled kitchens offer new cabinets and appliances, Corian countertops and ceramic tile floors. Garages, which were too small for SUVs, were closed in to create breakfast or multi-purpose rooms in the generals’ quarters and expanded kitchens with breakfast rooms in the colonels’ quarters.

New storage sheds were built behind the homes to provide additional storage space. Master bathrooms were reconfigured to provide more space, and the master bedroom closets were converted to walk-in closets.

Architect: RKtects Studio
Completed: 2008