The Frances Perkins House is located in the Sheridan-Kalorama area of Washington DC and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is the former home of the first female U.S. cabinet member, who served as Secretary of Labor for president Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 1933-1945.
The existing house had suffered a series of unsympathetic additions and renovations, which were removed. A new three story extension was added at the rear to allow for an enlarged modern kitchen and a strong connection to the new garden. New bedrooms with large windows overlooking the garden were added and existing spaces in the middle of the structure were converted to new, larger bathrooms and dressing areas.