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Backyard Idyll

Georgetown?s historic Cooke?s Row boasts a hefty pedigree?starting with Henry D. Cooke, the District of Columbia?s first governor, who in 1868 commiss...
16-08-2021 21:35

Light Fest

Each year, a curated light-art show takes place against the backdrop of historic Georgetown. This free outdoor event, dubbed Georgetown GLOW, animates...
16-08-2021 21:35

Period Charm

Grant Bermann and Ryan Velandria McCarthy fell in love with the Italianate brick façade of the 1889 Shaw row house when they purchased the property in...
13-08-2021 21:33

Simply Chic

When you can?t buy your favorite architect?s home, why not hire her to design one specially for you" Julie and Grant Geyer were on the lookout for a n...
12-08-2021 21:33

French Twist

Visitors to Guy and Angie Paolozzi?s Vienna home may be forgiven for feeling transported to the French countryside. The first glimpse, through an allé...
12-08-2021 21:33

Nordic Soul

When designer Katie Otis and her husband, Benjamin Moncarz, decided to start a family, they knew their one-bedroom Penn Quarter condo wasn?t going to ...
04-07-2021 21:35

Morning Glory

Playing up the vista of Rock Creek Park was high on the list when architects Patrick Cooke and Neal Thomson carved out the new primary bath in a Fores...
04-07-2021 21:35

Modern Evolution

Interior Photography by Anice Hoachlander  |  Outdoor Photography by Allen Russ Set on a bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, the home of Jason Clair...
04-07-2021 21:35

Hot Talent: Mikell Rice

An entrepreneurial spirit runs in Mikell Rice?s family?along with creativity. Raised in the DC area by parents who owned a graphic design company, Ric...
04-07-2021 21:35

Chill Out

Inspired by the historic, 18th-century Shiplap House in Annapolis with its steeply pitched roof and gabled end, architect Devin Kimmel embraced what h...
04-05-2021 21:43

Grand Reopening

A new, state-of-the-art gallery heralded the April 24th reopening of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, which closed its doors in December 2019 for...
04-05-2021 21:43

On the Waterfront

Acquiring a parcel of waterfront property where you plan to build a dream home is like becoming the caretaker of a beautiful jewel. While enjoying the...
30-04-2021 21:40

Tranquil Oasis

Sometimes a destination sticks with you long after other memories of a trip have faded. Such was the case when a father bound for the beach with his t...
28-04-2021 21:43

Coastal Flair

With enough space and the right location, a weekend retreat can be the perfect vehicle for bringing a family together. Embracing this notion, an Arlin...
28-04-2021 21:43

Modern Outpost

Nestled against a bluff overlooking the Occoquan River in Lorton, Virginia, the Jean R. Packard Occoquan Center unites expanses of wood and glass in a...
22-04-2021 21:41

Perfect Setting

An award-winning renovation transformed a staid, builder-grade home in the rolling hills of Waterford, Virginia, into a clean, modern farmhouse that t...
20-04-2021 21:41

Serene Dream

Throughout his decades-long career as a commercial architect, most recently as a principal at Perkins&Will, Jeffrey Davenport has masterminded structu...
17-04-2021 21:39

Subtle Motif

Half a lifetime ago, Ajaipal ?Jay? Virdy anticipated the serene home that he and his wife, Shalu, now enjoy. Back then, Virdy?s fledgling tech company...
14-04-2021 21:40

Joyful Mix

Tucked just blocks off teeming thoroughfares, DC?s Spring Valley enclave boasts a rolling landscape and lush greenery that belie its urban address. On...
14-04-2021 21:40

Before + After: Curb Appeal

After two decades in their modest Palisades abode, homeowners watching a 40-foot-tall house take shape next door decided they were ready to renovate. ...
22-02-2021 21:36

Natty Nest

Looking out at a mesmerizing stretch of Maryland?s South River, it?s easy to imagine halcyon days spent in quiet contemplation. David and Margaret Con...
19-02-2021 21:33

Poetic License

It?s a reality that small, older houses in DC?s established neighborhoods are steadily giving way to larger homes with contemporary layouts. In most c...
19-02-2021 21:33

California Dreaming

A premium lot on a hillside in Northwest DC lured a businessman and his wife?despite the 1954 fixer-upper on the property. They intended a major redo ...
16-02-2021 21:40

Source of Pride

Sandy Spring Builders has been in business for 38 years. Partners Phil Leibovitz, CEO, and Mimi Brodsky Kress, COO, and Ray Sobrino, president, spearh...
25-12-2020 21:35

Before + After: Row House Redux

After buying an 1892 row house in Dupont Circle, the owners anticipated a simple facelift?but as often happens, the project snowballed. Architect Mich...
24-12-2020 21:35

Set in Stone

In a verdant patch of Fauquier County, life gallops along at the speed of a polo pony. So it seems incongruous that the clock would all but stop at a ...
17-12-2020 21:35

Sunny Disposition

A robust discovery phase yielded copious insights as Fabiola Martens set out to reimagine an 1820 Georgetown row house for its new owners. ?I always l...
17-12-2020 21:35

Foxhall Redo

An older house is like a broken-in pair of boots?so comfortable that it?s easy to overlook the scuffs and worn spots until suddenly you grasp that it?...
17-12-2020 21:35

Annapolis Icon

When the Annapolis Yacht Club?long a fixture on Spa Creek by the bridge to historic Eastport?was gutted by fire in 2015, architect Leo Wilson, AIA, of...
22-11-2020 21:37

Sense of History

A couple looking to retire to the Chesapeake Bay area fell in love with a scenic property on a bluff overlooking the Chester River near Chestertown, M...
19-11-2020 21:39

Comfort Zone

Everyone has a comfort zone. Whether indoors or out, in a book or on a hike, the key to this sanctum is knowing when you?ve arrived. For a couple with...
16-11-2020 21:37

Slice of History

The long-awaited Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is now open to visitors. This newest addition to DC?s monument landscape creates a park-like, four-acre...
11-11-2020 21:41

DC Revival

In 1999, Ken Crerar and his husband Peter Garrett lucked into finding their forever home in the Palisades. The renovated and expanded 1927 dwelling ?w...
05-11-2020 21:38

Calm Vibe

Tracy Morris knows her way around a color fan deck. The designer often lends her paint-hue prowess to spec-home builders seeking palettes with broad a...
04-11-2020 21:38

A Remodeling Checklist

?How long will my project take"? As a home-remodeling specialist, Jonathan Lerner of Meridian Homes hears this question all the time. The answer, he s...
24-10-2020 21:35

Modern Makeover

A couple searched years for just the right contemporary abode before finding?of all things?a 1922 Sears kit house in Cleveland Park that fit their nee...
22-10-2020 21:39

Fresh Look

?We were asked to add curb appeal to a 1970s house in Rockville,? says Mike Winn of Winn Design+Build. ?It had recently undergone an interior renovati...
22-10-2020 21:39

Poolside Retreat

DC clients with an older, stucco-and-brick home were unhappy with its dated pool house, which was visually disconnected from the aesthetic of their vi...
21-10-2020 21:38

Checklist: Build

Custom-building projects come to life when an architect designs a house, bids to contractors and the one chosen builds it. In a custom-building projec...
08-10-2020 21:38

Climate Control

When it comes to waterfront construction, Lynbrook of Annapolis, Inc.?s Dennis Ulrich selects the following building materials with the weather in min...
08-10-2020 21:38

Waterfront Aerie

Captivated by an Alexandria property perched above the Potomac River, a couple bought the lot and tapped Joanna Schmickel of cox graae + spack archite...
06-10-2020 21:34

Style + Sustainability

Alexandria architect David Peabody only designs green projects?trying, as he says, ?to make buildings that are as benign as possible.? So it made sens...
01-10-2020 21:38

Under Glass ?

The owners of a Victorian home in Chevy Chase had a problem: The glass pool house on their pristine property had become an eyesore. Built in 1960, the...
01-10-2020 21:38

Focal Point

The owners of a penthouse in The Darcy in Bethesda wanted a contemporary upgrade. They contacted architect Greg Wiedemann to design a sleek remodel th...
19-08-2020 21:34

Period Detail

In keeping with its historic Somerset neighborhood in Chevy Chase, a 1937 brick center-hall Colonial boasted period charm, but sorely needed an update...
19-08-2020 21:34

Rural Spirit

The nostalgic appeal of an old red barn weathering away in a field of tall grass is undeniable. The iconic timber structures colored a brownish-red hu...
18-08-2020 21:34

Paris Match

A five-acre estate in Virginia?s Hunt Country proved irresistible to its owner, a Georgetown University alumnus and private-equity investor. ?The appr...
12-08-2020 21:34

Natural History

?It?s a little like walking into Oz,? says homeowner Art Richer. Indeed, step inside the Reston, Virginia, abode he shares with wife Leslie and a tran...
12-08-2020 21:34

Spa Scene

WASHING UP Italian ceramics manufacturer Cielo debuts I Catini, a line of oval, rectangular or round ceramic washbasins perched atop a spare, steel ba...
27-06-2020 21:31
 



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