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Rooms with a View: Ship Shape

Tucked into the quaint Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, a traditional abode on Back Creek overlooks a scenic sailboat marina. To take full advantag...
31-10-2017 21:34

Rooms with a View: Peace & Serenity

Perched on the highest point of Maryland?s Gibson Island, a 1940s ranch-style home offers dazzling views of the Magothy River. Tapped to renovate this...
31-10-2017 21:34

Bay Light

In boating terms, Little Round Bay on Maryland?s Severn River is what?s known as a ?gunkhole??a protected spot for anchoring overnight. The picturesq...
26-10-2017 21:35

Idea File

SPANISH STYLE Spanish tile company Undefasa produces chic ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications. The Canaima collection features la...
23-10-2017 21:36

Spare + Modern

A couple moving from a bungalow to a modern abode in Northwest DC brought their traditional furnishings with them?along with some trepidation about ho...
18-10-2017 21:37

Modern Art

A Maryland-based business consultant who had always wanted to live in a home with flowing, clean-lined spaces recently convinced his wife to go modern...
16-10-2017 21:38

Fresh Palette

Watching a new house go up in the family-friendly neighborhood they had been eying for a year, a couple with two children took note. Once the home?s w...
16-10-2017 21:38

2017 John Russell Pope Awards

The Washington Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art advances the practice and appreciation of classical tradition in ...
30-08-2017 21:35


Developers challenged architect Mark McInturff to transform three neighboring 1960s-era Rockville warehouses into a sustainably designed, state-of-the...
30-08-2017 21:35

In Print: Montgomery Modern

Mid-Century Modern fans might be surprised to learn that there are many examples of the vernacular in the DC area. In Montgomery Modern: Modern Archit...
26-08-2017 21:36

House Tour: Bloomingdale

On October 28, design buffs can join the Historic Bloomingdale: Victorian Secrets & Modern Truths House Tour, which celebrates this hip, fast-changing...
26-08-2017 21:36

Modern Flair

In renovating their 1948 rambler, Spring Valley homeowners Brian and Joanne Barlia realized that gaining more usable space doesn?t necessarily require...
21-08-2017 21:34

Tiny Jewel Box

When called upon to overhaul a 12-foot-wide, 1870s-era house in DC, designer Kerra Michele Huerta summoned ?every trick in the book? to make the finis...
21-08-2017 21:34

Waterfront Idyll

At a rocky outcropping on the edge of Whitehall Bay near Annapolis, a panoramic vista encompasses the open waters of the Chesapeake in the distance. T...
16-08-2017 21:38

Mountain Majesty

A long driveway wends through woods before emerging to unveil a stone house nestled into the pastoral landscape of White Post, Virginia. The big revea...
15-08-2017 21:34

Domestic Bliss

The home should be the treasure chest of living,? the modernist Le Corbusier once wrote. This insightful nugget would likely have resonated with one c...
14-08-2017 21:35

Cachet: Bee Line

You know it?s summer at the National Building Museum when a monumental installation takes over the Great Hall. ?Hive,? the 2017 exhibit opening July 4...
23-06-2017 21:40

Applause: West End Revival

The Fairmont Washington, DC is a quintessential ?Washington? spot?a stately, limestone-clad hotel with a venerable history located in fashionable West...
23-06-2017 21:40

2016 GALA Awards

Each year, a panel of building-industry professionals is selected to judge new homes and communities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and to choose their n...
20-06-2017 21:35

GALA 2016 Awards?Custom

Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland Building Industry Association, the 2016 GALA (Great American Living ...
20-06-2017 21:35

Portfolio: Beach Chic

After years of renting houses and descending on relatives in Bethany Beach, Delaware, a Potomac couple finally decided to build a vacation home of the...
19-06-2017 21:40

Subtle Patina

When a May downpour dampened Jodi Macklin?s plans to host a pre-prom dinner for her son?s senior class in her Chevy Chase backyard, the designer quick...
19-06-2017 21:40

City Glamour

Architect Carmel Greer, principal of the six-year-old firm District Design, doesn?t impose a particular style on her residential projects. Instead, sh...
16-06-2017 21:38


At a gala event on February 18, held at the Pooks Hill Marriott in Bethesda, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro DC Chapt...
01-06-2017 21:37

Water’s Edge

Near the juncture of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, a bifurcated structure appears to float above the shoreline against spectacular views of th...
21-04-2017 21:34

Private Landing

Tucked into a private landing on Spa Creek, a modest block of brick, 1980s-era townhouses offers placid views of a row of companion boat slips. A few ...
21-04-2017 21:34

Rustic Retreat

On a trek through rural Loudoun County, a curvy one-lane road dotted with horse farms splits off to a mile-long drive. Meandering past vineyards and a...
17-04-2017 21:34

Nordic Style

The potent trifecta of character, greenery and location lured a couple to DC?s picturesque Cleveland Park in 2007. ?We?re both native Washingtonians a...
13-04-2017 21:33

Color + Contrast

At first, there was only supposed be an addition. ?We chose the house knowing it was too small,? says Kristin Handwerger of the Wesley Heights home sh...
12-04-2017 21:43

Mid-Century Marvel

Luis and Cara Medeiros long enjoyed visiting Gibson Island near Annapolis, but when they decided to look for a home to purchase, they were underwhelme...
12-04-2017 21:43

Private Tour: Family Affair

When he?s not pulling off perfect triple lutzes on the ice or hosting star-studded skating shows, two-time Olympian Michael Weiss can be found studyin...
17-02-2017 21:32

Perfect Balance

When Sigrid and Joshua Smitt Goldman first visited the five-acre Great Falls lot where they would build their future home, they found their Shangri La...
15-02-2017 21:33

Grace Notes

Ambassadors, presidents and Hollywood stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Vincent Price have all hobnobbed in this grand 1927 stone manor in DC?s Massachus...
15-02-2017 21:33

Southern Belle

Once their kids had flown the coop, Liz and Jim Underhill decided to sell their perch in Bethesda and start anew in DC?s Foxhall neighborhood. ?Our fo...
14-02-2017 21:38

Almost Heaven

About two miles past the Maryland border into West Virginia, the Potomac River bends in a soft L, fringed on one side by a jagged limestone cliff risi...
14-02-2017 21:38

On the Bookshelf

If you think you can picture a typical Shingle-style house, then think again. As the principals of acclaimed New York and San Francisco architecture f...
26-12-2016 21:31

Grand Entrance

During a recent walk through Washington?s Union Station, the 96-foot ceiling of the Main Hall fairly gleamed. The ornately coffered plaster surface, n...
21-12-2016 21:31

Double Vision

When a couple previewed an early model for the dream home they had commissioned architect Donald Lococo to design in Alexandria, at first the wife was...
15-12-2016 21:33

A Sense of History

Situated along the Potomac River in the shadow of Mount Vernon, Jeff and Amiya Veatch?s home is a study in contrasts. And that was precisely the plan....
15-12-2016 21:33

Back in time

Surrounded by rolling countryside in Virginia?s Albemarle County, the classical home with a weathered-stone façade could pass muster as a well-kept 18...
14-12-2016 21:30

Rooms With a View: Southern Exposure

Views of Easton?s scenic Peach Blossom Creek first attracted a couple looking to build a bay-area vacation home. Working with architect Scott L. Rand ...
03-11-2016 21:32

Rooms With a View: Horizon Line

?I grew up on the Eastern Shore,? says architect David Jameson. ?One of the amazing things there is the way the horizon plays an important role in eve...
02-11-2016 21:31

Shore Style: Inside Out

Window walls?sliding glass systems that completely open a room to the outdoors?add a sense of drama to any home on the water. Not only do they provide...
01-11-2016 21:35

Rays of Light

The 1992 contemporary house had fallen into disrepair by the time Bethesda architect Jim Rill was called to its sweeping shorefront on Maryland?s Gibs...
28-10-2016 21:36

Applause: Play of Light

Clearly, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art has staying power. In 2004, it won an American Institute of Architects Twenty-Five Year Awar...
27-10-2016 21:34

Glass House

After renting a house on 20 acres overlooking the Tred Avon River, a couple decided to buy the property in Easton, Maryland, and replace its outdated ...
27-10-2016 21:34

Cottage Style

A homeowner with two children, downsizing from a large Potomac colonial, loved the smaller scale and urban feel of the 1920s Sears bungalow kit house ...
21-10-2016 21:34

Classic Revival

With its classic brick exterior, slate roof and stately presence, a center-hall colonial built in 1926 is a perfect fit for its southern Virginia loca...
21-10-2016 21:34

Modern Oasis

Architect Gregory Uekman and his wife Ann Dorough were living in a tiny cottage in Kensington when they began looking for a larger home. ?I wanted a h...
20-10-2016 21:34

Wetlands Idyll

A Bethesda couple had fallen in love with Rehoboth Beach years before they decided to buy a vacation home there. Children in tow, they made the trek e...
18-10-2016 21:34

At Ease

The allure of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay proved impossible to resist for a McLean couple whose son had graduated from the Naval Academy. Four ye...
18-10-2016 21:34

Closets + Organized Spaces: Case Study

Fed up with the cramped bedroom closet in their Potomac home, designer Deborah Kalkstein and her husband were ready for an upgrade. As they considered...
15-10-2016 21:32

Case Study: Floors + Windows + Doors

The owner of a DC rambler overlooking Rock Creek Park was frustrated by the obstructed views she had of her beautiful backyard, where she had planted ...
15-10-2016 21:32

Rooms We Love: Kitchen

A couple with a property in Emmitsburg, Maryland, tapped Jim Rill to design a rustic home for them that would fit into its rural, lakeside location. R...
15-10-2016 21:32

Drawing Board: Closets + Organized Spaces

An Arlington couple hired design/build firm TriVistaUSA to convert their cluttered, dark and decrepit basement into a light, comfortable space for han...
15-10-2016 21:32

Drawing Board: Floors + Windows + Doors

The owners of a 1970s house in Arlington with a run-down, unattractive exterior contacted architect Matthew Guenther and builder David Merrill to impr...
15-10-2016 21:32

Drawing Board: Remodeling

Clients with a modern sensibility hired Natascha Folens to transform the traditionally styled family room of their Reston home into a clean-lined, ser...
15-10-2016 21:32

Case Study: Audio/Video + Lighting

When they tapped Anthony Wilder Design/Build to renovate their Bethesda house, the owners requested that their unfinished attic be transformed into an...
15-10-2016 21:32

Case Study: Architecture + Custom Building

When describing the home he designed for a pair of empty nesters, Ben Ames speaks of the Japanese principle of Shinrin-yoku, meaning ?forest bathing.?...
14-10-2016 21:32

Drawing Board: Architecture + Custom Building

A one-story brick rambler in McLean?s Franklin Park was cramped and unattractive. The owners hired architect Dwight McNeill to design a spacious, ligh...
14-10-2016 21:32

Design Scene: Celebrating Architecture

The AIA Northern Virginia chapter gathered on June 14 for its annual Design Awards celebration at the headquarters of LMI; the McLean, Virginia, proje...
26-08-2016 21:28

A New Normal

An unusual home sits atop a hill in a neighborhood of ramblers, with a forested hillside as its backdrop. Located on two acres, the dynamic, modern st...
26-08-2016 21:28

Excellence in Custom Building

Sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, the annual Custom Builder Awards honor quality architecture, construction and remodeling proj...
26-08-2016 21:28

Celebrating Wood

Most trends circle back around?and some actually improve with age. Building with wood is one of those trends. This fall, the National Building Museum ...
25-08-2016 21:29

Applause: Making History

On the eve of its September 24 grand opening, the long-awaited Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture beckons from its sp...
22-08-2016 21:30

Portfolio: A New Normal

An unusual home sits atop a hill in a neighborhood of ramblers, with a forested hillside as its  backdrop. Located on two acres, the dynamic, modern s...
17-08-2016 21:28

Form + Function

Despite its intriguing composition of glass, wood and stone, the front façade of a Bethesda home barely hints at the magnitude of what?s to come. But ...
15-08-2016 21:32

Stage Set

Downtown Baltimore?s historic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co. Building has been rejuvenated, courtesy of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. The 1885...
24-06-2016 21:30

Urban Renewal

One of the hallmarks of a good designer is the ability to update an older structure while retaining its period charm. Designer Michael Stehlik met thi...
16-06-2016 21:32

Architectural Eye

Before opening her contemporary-furniture store and interior design studio, Deborah Kalkstein studied architecture in her native Peru?and it shows. Ka...
15-06-2016 21:33

Rooms With a View: River Vista

A classically styled Annapolis home designed by architect Wayne Good fits seamlessly into its 1920s neighborhood, while taking advantage of panoramic ...
04-05-2016 21:32

Rock Hall Retreat

For nearly 25 years, Washingtonians Rick Lincicome and Cheryl Flota have spent weekends and vacations relaxing on Maryland?s Eastern Shore. They built...
03-05-2016 21:31

Weekend Oasis

There wasn?t much to the low-slung, ?50s-era rambler beyond where it sat: on a point overlooking San Domingo Creek with easy access to downtown St. Mi...
03-05-2016 21:31


At a gala event on March 5, 2016, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro DC Chapter announced the 2015 Contractor of the Yea...
19-04-2016 21:35

River Vista

Spectacular views of the Potomac River, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge and Rosslyn beckon from a residence inside a modern brick-and-glass condominium o...
16-04-2016 21:33

Private Haven

When the prospective owners of a property in Bethesda first saw the small rambler sitting awkwardly on its site, they didn?t even bother to go in befo...
14-04-2016 21:35

In Harmony

Poised on the banks of Harness Creek near Annapolis, a once-depleted property now harbors drifts of native grasses and perennials and a dazzling pool ...
13-04-2016 21:36

Aplause: Reading Room

The new Slover Library anchors the revitalized downtown area near Norfolk?s waterfront. Its three volumes reflect vastly different eras and styles: th...
01-03-2016 21:37

Paradigm Shift

The 25 multi-family projects architect Suzane Reatig has designed in Shaw?until recently, one of DC?s most disenfranchised neighborhoods?affirm the no...
24-02-2016 21:53

Rural Escape

Just 90 minutes away from his Bethesda home, architect Jordan Goldstein?s new weekend retreat might as well be a world apart. Nestled on 23 acres of p...
23-02-2016 21:38

Worlds Away

For 30 years, Senator William Brock and his wife, Sandy, have gravitated to Annapolis for its welcoming brand of casual warmth. When they began going ...
23-02-2016 21:38

Modern Metaphor

Paring down possessions to simplify life is a goal that?s far easier to imagine than to achieve. But for one couple, newlyweds in their 70s, starting ...
19-02-2016 21:36

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