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HOME OF THE YEAR: Line K—Oostenwind at Willowsford, K. Hovnanian Homes, Karin Meyn, Piet Boon Architecture. Photography: Courtesy of the Willowsford Community.
The Great American Living Awards recognize the best in home design and community planning.
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Applause: Landmark Case
The restored Sherman Building lends an imposing presence to its DC neighborhood.
A DC landmark is reborn.
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Raw & Refined
The home conveys a Rocky Mountain vibe with its stone, mahogany and glass façade and copper and slate roofs.
A luxurious custom home on the water near Annapolis plays up nature's drama.
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Private Tour: Embassy Glow
A butler prepares for a formal affair in the dining room displaying candelabra, cutlery and silver that were sent to Washington in 1893.
The British Ambassador's residence in DC.
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Smooth Transition
After the remodel, the wall between the living and dining rooms was removed and doorways were significantly widened to create an open plan.
A seamless, open-plan renovation transforms a traditional Arlington home.
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Preserving History
Designer Jennifer Gilmer created the new kitchen within the original cooking space and dining room.
A design team marries old and new in a Tudor-style home in DC.
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Modern Flow
The renovated front facade showcases an upstairs balcony with an overhang that cantilevers above it.
A renovation transforms an outdated rambler into an open space full of light.
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Cachet: Work Space
Marta Hansen poses in her studio with the patio beyond.
Architect Marta Hansen's Annapolis studio embraces its natural surroundings.
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Renovation 101
The Hannover Collection of ceramic wall tiles from Porcelanosa.
The latest products make remodeling easy.
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Applause: Charm City Revival
A design team from Marks, Thomas Architects preserved the building's historic splendor while introducing a modern edge.
Baltimore's The Lenore, new luxury condominium.
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Farmhouse Living
In designing the expansive residence, Lococo drew inspiration from a picturesque barn on the site.
Architect Donald Lococo conceives a modern family home in McLean rooted in the property's rural past.
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Signature Style
The foyer is divided from the living room by a translucent half-wall.
Jacobsen Architecture imbues a downtown DC co-op with the firm's trademark modern aesthetic.
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A Simple Plan
Ponte added modern elements to the home's traditional exterior that hint at the contemporary aesthetic inside.
With the nest empty of kids, architect Rui Ponte and builder Jean Assuncao streamline their Bethesda home.
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Builder Profile: Customer Satisfaction
Timberlake doubled the size of a Severna Park kitchen, adding semi-custom birch cabinetry and granite countertops.
Timberlake Design/Build nurtures long-term relationships with clients.
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Design Scene
The End of the Road house by Muse Architects.
© Erik Kvalsvik
AIA 2014 Design Awards.
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Excellence in Custom Building
The renovation of an historic condo building by Mangan Group Architects.
2014 MNCBIA Awards.
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Cachet: Show Me the Way
A rendering of the cube-shaped maze at the National Building Museum, open July 4 to September 5.
The BIG Maze at the National Building Museum welcomes explorers of all ages.
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Bazaar: Foot Loose
EcoDomo's Cork Design Collection.
Flooring and carpet options bring style to the surface.
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Preserving History
The dome of the great hall, with a faux-painted, gilded mural by Hildreth Meiere.
The National Academy of Sciences is restored.
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A Strong Partnership
The "360 Home" boasts a stone-and-brick exterior.
AV Architects + Builders brings an architecture-driven focus to its design/build work.
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Builder Profile: Custom Collaboration
A custom stone-and-stucco home built by Thorsen Construction was designed by Earth Design Associates on 500 acres in Upperville, Virginia.
Thorsen Construction is a family-owned business that thrives on teamwork.
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Applause: Medical Marvel
The atrium of the John Edward Porter Research Center, part of NIH's Bethesda campus.
Ten NIH institutes come together under one roof in the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center.
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Remote Control
In the living area, a sofa from KMP Furniture shares space with a walnut coffee table designed by Andreas Charalambous.
A couple taps architect Andreas Charalambous to overhaul their Tenley townhouse while they go overseas.
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Work of Art
The home's entry leads to the gallery, where an Alexander Calder mobile is suspended from the vaulted ceiling.
Visionary homeowners inspire a major renovation that celebrates their vast collection of modern paintings and sculpture.
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Water's Edge
In the family room, four club chairs from Thibaut Fine Furniture create a conversation area around a custom ottoman by Pearson. Through French doors, the water is visible.
A design team builds a sprawling, Georgian-style home on the South River in Annapolis.
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Modern Counterpoint
Architect Mark Kohler designed the pool house to be a contemporary gem with a slanted, cantilevered roof and walls of glass that maximize views of the pool.
A design team transforms a barren yard into a resort-like oasis for entertaining.
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Kalorama Cool
In the living room of the row house, a square doorway was replaced with a barrel-vault passage to the dining area.
A design team revives a dilapidated Victorian near Embassy Row.
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House Proud
The kitchen/family room addition opens onto a wrap-around deck with a TV, hot tub and gas fire element. A screened porch is visible to the far left.
Anthony Wilder marries charm and function in a 1937 Bethesda home.
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Builder Profile: Boutique Builders
Opulence and attention to detail are the order of the day in a Great Falls home by The Building Group. The back of the house overlooks a lawn bordered by woods.
The Building Group concentrates on just a few projects a year—with uniquely luxurious results.
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Applause: Tasty Break
Designed by KUBE Architecture, Frenchies Frozen Yogurt Lounge offers a fun environment with a contemporary spin.
A hip car wash shares space with a frozen yogurt lounge in Winchester, Virginia.
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Private Tour: At Home with John Riggins
A view of the front facade of the house, designed by Robert M. Gurney.
The football Hall-of-Famer and his wife Lisa Marie build a modern hideaway on the banks of the Potomac.
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Back to Nature
A light-filled family room with an inviting hearth now connects the home to its secluded back yard.
A clever Chevy Chase renovation connects an outdated home to its lush surroundings.
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Applause: Science Scheme
The central atrium of the National Cancer Institute's newest facility.
The National Cancer Institute's bold new Advanced Technology Research Facility.
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At Home with Debra Lee
From the front, the curving, glass-and-steel structure by Marshall Moya Design looms large.
BET Networks chief executive commissions a modern tour de force.
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Clean + Contemporary
The renovation gutted the outdated 1970s-era home. A curving cypress wall softens the front facade.
A design team transforms an outdated Richmond home into an open, light-filled retreat.
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French Connection
The home's unassuming stucco facade reveals no sign of the major addition, accessible through the small entry pavilion on the left.
A design team boldly updates a Massachusetts Heights residence while respecting its storied past.
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Row House Redux
The living area showcases a fireplace wall of fumed larch wood and porcelain tile, constructed by Potomac Woodwork, LLC. The furniture is from Theodores.
A Logan Circle Victorian gets a sleek makeover from KUBE Architecture.
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Pure Modern
The living space focuses on a gas fireplace and is separated from the kitchen by a gumwood cabinet between columns.
Architect Christy Schlesinger achieves a pared-down, Minimalist look in the redesign of her client's Georgetown penthouse.
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Cachet: Work Space
At Gensler, FSC-certified oak and concrete are the primary surface materials. The reception area boasts a Corian and Corten metal-clad desk.
Gensler creates an open, interactive DC office with the future in mind.
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Home Improvement
Napoleon Fireplaces' elongated Torch GVFT8 Gas Fireplace.
The latest products make remodeling easy.
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Hot Condos in DC
An interior space in Parker Flats at Gage School.
Hot Condos in DC.
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Applause: Wine Country
The RdV Vineyards winery overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Applause: Wine Country.
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Lofty Living
The living area is separated from the adjacent dining space by a gas fireplace. The B&B Italia sofa and swivel chair are paired with an M2L coffee table on a rug from Design Within Reach.
Architect Mark McInturff orchestrates a modern, light-filled family home where play is never off-limits.
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Rhythm + Light
On approach, the home as designed by Travis Price rises like a fortress amid the trees.
Architect Travis Price creates a bold, cutting-edge retreat that communes with nature.
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Touch of Class
Spherical pendants pop in the clean-lined, functional kitchen, which may be separated from the breakfast area and family room by ribbed-glass pocket doors.
A design team elevates a mundane 1980s home to new levels of function and form.
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Design Scene
Award of Excellence. David Jameson Architect. Dahlonega Residence, Bethesda, Maryland.
Paul Warchol
2013 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards.
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Portfolio: Simple + Sustainable
Built on steel piers without a foundation, One Nest treads lightly on the land. The chimney on one end forms an axis with a glass-enclosed spiral staircase on the other.
Mark Turner's innovative weekend retreat in Delaplane, Virginia, embraces the past and the future.
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Work Space
A reception area displays models and photographs of the firm's work.
Robert M. Gurney's DC studio embodies the architect's clean-lined, Modernist approach.
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On the Bookshelf
DC architect Travis Price (left) and his book, "The Mythic Modern: Architectural Expeditions into the Spirit of Place."
Portrait Kenneth M. Wyner
New releases by local authors
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Applause: In the Balance
The 190,000-square-foot, 12-story building encompasses six terraces, a law library, student gathering places, a moot courtroom, classrooms and faculty offices.
The University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center.
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Under Foot
The Willis Tower Rug in Golden Rod from Studio by Karastan, part of the new Panache collection.
Flooring and carpet options bring style to the surface.
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Applause: Cafe Culture
The sleek, airy café in Sapient Corporation's newly renovated office offers employees the opportunity to congregate.
Sapient Corporation goes modern.
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Fresh Start
Architect Richard Leggin dramatically improved the front facade of the split-level home by adding a charming curved porch at the main entry.
A talented design team transforms a mundane split-level into an elegant home that is both restful and refined.
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Coastal Character
At the front of the house, the formal dining room focuses on a glass sculpture by James Nowak, as well as a chandelier and table base made of Murano glass and dining chairs from Roche Bobois.
In a new waterfront home near Annapolis, architect Catherine Purple Cherry created soaring spaces "humanized" to an intimate scale.
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Design Inspiration
This Kent Island home is a series of pavilions echoing the look of tankers going by on the Chesapeake Bay.
Marta Hansen abstracts traditional forms to create an original architectural vision.
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Going Green
Crag Castle, a large-format porcelain tile from Architectural Ceramics, made of recycled materials.
A batch of new products blends style and sustainability.
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Applause: Class Act
A soaring atrium occupies center stage in the renovation of Woodrow Wilson High School.
© Robert Creamer
Woodrow Wilson High School is reborn.
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A Positive Experience
A contemporary kitchen with a family room addition.
The success of Bowers Design Build stems from a client- centered philosophy.
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A Fruitful Collaboration
The breakfast room addition is surrounded by landscaped terraces; a standing-seam copper roof lends a refined look to the structure.
A design team creates a tasteful kitchen remodel and addition enhanced by architectural details and a connection to the outdoors.
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Modern Symmetry
Architect Ralph Cunningham divided the house into separate wings to capture views and sunlight.
A Maryland couple builds a relaxing home on their riverfront property in Howard County.
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Builder Profile: Lap of Luxury
Located in Creighton Farms, the newest model home from Creighton Enterprises showcases an array of luxurious features and amenities.
Creighton Enterprises offers meticulously built homes to high-end buyers.
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Colonial Expansion
The renovated house includes a three-car garage and guest quarters on one side and a multi-level addition on the other.
In the hands of BOWA, a major renovation and addition are accomplished in seamless style.
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Home Run
The LHD50 Limited Swarovski Edition Fireplace, adorned with precision-cut Swarovski crystals.
The latest products make remodeling your home a winning proposition.
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Applause: New at the Zoo
Seals and sea lions stretch their fins in their new habitat at Washington National Zoo.
A new exhibit comes to the Zoo.
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A Blended Style
Fitted with a window seat, the foyer opens to the living room through a newly placed doorway.
Architect Stephen Muse and his wife Farideh refine a 1923 Spanish Colonial filled with furniture and art.
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Chevy Chase Classic
A careful renovation of the century-old Four Square embellished it with porches, walkways and terraces.
© Allen Russ
A design team updates a 19th-century gem, surrounding it with a circuit of porches, terraces and al fresco rooms.
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River's Edge
From the central living area of the house, residents can watch the South River flow peacefully by through stacked floor-to-ceiling windows.
Architect Cheryl Mohr builds an Annapolis retreat with an emphasis on spectacular views and sustainable methods.
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Applause: Dupont Circle Design
OTJ Architects designed Global Industries' new furniture showroom, which includes a sleek reception area.
Global Industries tapped the firm OTJ Architects to design its new showroom.
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Expert Advice: Makeover Magic
Architect David Jones renovated the home, adding a new wing and glass-enclosed breakfast room onto the rear.
Architects reveal the best practices for embarking on a renovation or addition.
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Under Foot
A tile design by Sara Baldwin Design Studio, available through Marble Systems.
Enhance your home with an array of creative flooring options, from colorful rugs to sustainable wood.
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Cachet: Global Reach
This countertop in Rosso Monza, part of the Life! series by Silestone, is available at Cosentino's new showroom in Sterling, Virginia.
The new DC-area Cosentino Center is more than just a showroom.
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Applause: Bird's Eye View
A rooftop pool enhances the view of DC from one of the residential buildings.
The Residences on the Avenue at Foggy Bottom.
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A Custom Approach
For a custom home in Fairfax, Virginia, clients wanted a grand front facade with a mahogany and wrought-iron front door.
Paradigm Building Group cultivates a transparent, client-based attitude.
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Magic in Provence
Holly Glass and Jan Grent fell in love with their home in Rasteau, France, the first time they stepped onto its terrace.
A couple revives a centuries-old home with help from DC architect Ernesto Santalla.
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Modern Idyll
Seen from the front, the house retains its original scale.
Architects Charles Moore and Jill Gilliand transform a dated rancher on Lake Barcroft into a waterfront aerie.
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Living Light
Bare, bleached-wood floors and matte, off-white walls create a minimal, pared-down look in the dining room.
Frank Babb Randolph and Christian Zapatka infuse a 1930s Arlington home with a 21st-century vibe.
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Private Tour: Seaside Escape
In the Falks' one-of-a-kind retreat, a wooden path leads from the back of the property to the beach.
Super sports agent David Falk and his wife Rhonda enjoy downtime on the shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
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Cachet: All About Architecture
An interior view of the District Architecture Center.
© Anice Hoachlander
The District Architecture Center invites the public to engage with the profession.
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The Howard Theatre has just been overhauled by architects Gary Martinez and Tom Johnson,
The opening of the new Howard Theatre.
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A Fresh Attitude
Coal black walls and crisp white trim set a formally informal tone in the living room.
Christopher and Richard Cahill update a vintage home with a modern vibe and a nod to the past.
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A Natural Balance
The home provides a strong connection to the pool and outdoor living areas, with vast walls of windows and two spiral staircases leading to the terraced backyard.
A design team creates a sustainable custom home in Potomac full of innovation and style.
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Modern History
In the front parlor, a staircase of open risers and a sculptural wood-and-glass-railing communicate a sense of openness.
Glass Construction teams with legendary architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen to rescue a historic landmark from ruin.
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Capitol Gains
A 16-foot addition accommodates a modern kitchen and seating area in the renovated home.
A row house trades drab interiors for a spacious, updated layout.
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Design Discovery
To warm up the living room, Rob Morris incorporated maple accents and a curvy tile surround around the two-sided fireplace.
© Greg Hadley
English Tudor meets Arts and Crafts in this Mackintosh-inspired makeover.
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Playing with Light
The two-story residence culminates in an addition to the rear of the house, screened off by glass panels.
Division1 Architects transforms a dated row house into a modern paradigm of sustainable design.
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Cachet: Grand Opening
Charles Luck Studio, newly opened in Georgetown.
Charles Luck Studio opens in Georgetown.
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Home Style
A bathroom clad entirely in Porcelanosa's Recife tile.
A plethora of innovative new products eases the pain of remodeling.
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Applause: Artist's Haven
Brookland Artspace Lofts.
An Artist's Haven in DC.
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An Artistic Aura
Carrara marble frames the fireplace in the sleek family room.
Designer Michael Stehlik transforms a traditional home into a modern backdrop for paintings and sculpture.
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Full Potential
Molteni&C sofas in the living areas are upholstered in dark velvet and Brno dining chairs are covered in Edelman leather.
A design team breathes fresh ideas into a renovated Watergate apartment.
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The 2011 GALA Awards
Brambleton Town Center, winner of the Award of Merit for Community of the Year.
An annual competition recognizes the best in home design and community planning in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
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Expert Advice: A Clean Slate
Bowers Design Build created a brightly hued kids' area with custom cabinetry, storage cubbies and copious countertop space.
John Smith
Two renovation projects highlight the latest trends in home organization.
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Escape In the Woods
Rimmed by bluestone coping and a fire pit at one end, the pool Robert Gurney designed is suspended 20 feet above grade by massive concrete buttresses.
Architect Robert Gurney designs a Modernist home to enjoy views of the Potomac.
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Tranquil Oasis
Architect Jim Rill added new bay windows at the front of the house to fill the living room with daylight.
A design team creates a serene, art-filled sanctuary with contemporary flair.
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A Wide Perspective
Purple Cherry gutted a 100-year-old house and created a kitchen that would accommodate a family of five.
Architect Catherine Purple Cherry brings a range of talents to her multi-faceted career.
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A Bold Leap
The finished rear of the home reflects its modern transformation, with spare stucco walls and an expansive deck.
A design team creates a cutting-edge modern home, preserving its original, century-old facade.
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An Open Plan
Kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer created a streamlined space, in keeping with architect Randall Mars' plan.
An Arlington Cape gets a modern makeover with an emphasis on light and space.
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Georgian Revival
Behind the house, an infinity pool adjoins the terrace, which connects the house with a matching covered porch on the left.
© Charles E. Anthony Architects
Formerly a monastery, this unusual home on the Severn River has been restored in 21st-century style.
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Restoring Order
In the living and dining areas, the architects dropped the ceilings to create a sense of intimacy.
Cunningham | Quill Architects creates a sense of intimacy and purpose in a Cathedral Heights residence.
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Minimalist Motif
Andreas Charalambous gutted the corner apartment, creating a sleek white shell to offset views of Biscayne Bay.
Washington-based architect Andreas Charalambous turns a faded Miami condo into his own hip tropical escape.
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House Proud
The formal entry includes a dramatically curved stairwell, beyond which the family room is visible.
A couple creates their dream home on a sweeping property in Avenel.
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Modern Reinvention
The three-level portion of the addition is connected to the main house by a lower wing.
An addition and pool house by Mark McInturff transforms a 1930s home on Virginia's Rappahanock River.
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The CrIb's Appeal
A construction shot shows the Crib prototype, now complete and open for tours at Strathmore.
© Anice Hoachlander
An eco-friendly solution for home offices, art studios and more.
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Hidden History in Virginia Beach
Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors flank the semi-circular structure.
The Cooke House is one of only three homes in Virginia built by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Applause - On Stage
The Montgomery College Arts Center in Takoma Park.
The 58,000-square-foot Montgomery College Performing Arts Center on the school’s Takoma Park campus is innovative in more than just its sleek, modern design.
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Stepping Out
HomerWood's Carbonera Hickory Smoked Red Saddle floor.
With a plethora of materials and finishes, inventive flooring options abound.
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Expert Advice - The Wonders of Porcelain
Porcelanosa's Montana floor tile, which looks like wood.
This versatile material takes on myriad styles and looks.
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House of Light
A vaulted porch connects the two main pavilions of the home.
An adaptation of a Hugh Newell Jacobsen design creates a slice of heaven in Chevy Chase.
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The Green Scene
The Meditch-Murphey zero-energy house features a low-maintenance green roof.
A zero-energy house in Bethesda epitomizes the best in green building.
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Moment of Zen
The main living space serves as a serene spot for practicing yoga.
A tranquil but cutting-edge guesthouse achieves LEED Gold status.
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Practical Green
The energy-efficient Bradley Green Home features a large open kitchen.
A local builder offers sustainable options to the high-end homebuyer.
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Applause: Office Oasis
PNC Place, a new sustainable office building in downtown DC.
Architects at Gensler pushed the green envelope in the design of PNC Place.
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A Mindful Approach
A vacation home in Key West reflects the sunny sensibility of the region.
Architect John Heltzel melds clients' wishes with the requirements of each project to achieve success.
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Urban Chic
A domed light fixture by Brand van Egmond creates a canopy over the main living space.
ColePrevost combines clean lines and one-of-a-kind amenities in a modern DC loft.
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Portfolio: Water's Edge
A glimpse of the back of the cottage reveals decks on every level and floor-to-ceiling windows, all overlooking the dock below.
A quaint cottage on the Severn boasts high-end finishes and river views galore.
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Cabin Cool
Architect Kai Tong added a curved concrete-slab porch and an upward-tilting overhang to the vintage cabin structure.
Hopkins & Porter transforms a run-down log cabin into a light-filled, modern guesthouse.
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Spring Spruce-Up
The Clad Ultimate Glider window by Marvin Windows and Doors.
The latest innovations bring form and efficiency to your next remodeling project.
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Home Improvement
A deck was added onto the back of the home, accessible from the spacious family room.
Jonas Carnemark's team updates a 1940s home in Falls Church.
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Labor of Love
The renovation included a modern kitchen with sleek cabinetry.
A painstaking restoration revives a badly damaged 1865 Georgetown pied-a-terre.
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Front and Center
The brightly hued foyer instills the home with a sense of formality and elegance.
A spacious addition imbues an Oakton, Virginia, home with Southern-style elegance and distinction.
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Quality Work
The living room has Mannington hardwood floors and a spacious layout.
Potomac Design Build offers high-end construction with an architectural bent.
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The new Silver Spring Civic Building and adjoining Veterans Plaza.
A new gathering place.
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Expert Advice- A Radical Transformation
The architects converted a rickety staircase into a handsome stairwell with built-in storage space.
A basement renovation offers surprising storage solutions within a sleek, stylish space.
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Cachet- Towering Ambition
Architect/artist Adam Reed Tucker with his LEGO creations.
Exploring architecture, one brick at a time.
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Opening Doors
A sleek kitchen conceals clutter behind doors designed by The Sliding Door Company.
A new showroom displays innovative entries.
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Luxury Homes- A Personal Touch
The house was situated to take advantage of passive solar energy, with windows that loom large.
Monticello Homes puts an emphasis on customer care.
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Applause- Peace Time
The new home of the United States Institute of Peace.
The United States Institute of Peace.
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Rustic + Refined
The stately, French Country-style home welcomes guests through arched doorways.
Architect Mark Sullenberger meets the challenges of a Bethesda project with creativity and French Country flair.
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Two-Part Harmony
Aluminum roofs soar upward to open the rear of house to views of the Potomac River.
Architect Travis Price orchestrates a modern aerie on a dramatic slope overlooking the Potomac River.
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Serene Sensibility
A heavy plate-bronze front door provides a commanding entrance to the residence.
In the hands of architect David Jameson, a traditional Potomac home becomes a modern oasis of calm.
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High-Impact Design
In the living room, the coffee tables are from Holly Hunt and the rug is by Tai Ping Carpets.
Custom finishes and amenities abound in this newly renovated mansion on the Potomac.
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A Warm Welcome
In contrast to the original, the backyard now features an outdoor fireplace and pergola and a revamped pool house.
A mundane Colonial is reborn as a comfortable retreat for a couple and their sons.
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An Open Plan
Designer Katherine MacNeil opened up the once boxed-in kitchen.
Sun Design revives a Mid-Century Modern residence with spacious interiors and improved views of the outdoors.
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A Family Affair
In the elegant, cream-colored living room, a carved limestone fireplace provides a focal point.
A whole-house renovation imbues a Bethesda home with style while preserving its connection to the past.
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Home Improvement
The Tavola Zebrano floor tile from Porcelanosa.
Products to inspire your next remodeling project.
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Portfolio - A Green Retreat
Lorena Checa eliminated a wall that enclosed the kitchen, creating an open living space.
Architect Lorena Checa marries two adjoining townhouses in eco-friendly style.
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A Close Collaboration
Gate One Builders renovated this Annapolis Victorian mansion on the water.
Gate One Builders fills a niche in high-end historic renovations.
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Applause - Curtain Call
The newly renovated Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
A dramatic addition to the revitalized Southwest DC waterfront is Arena Stage, fresh from a major renovation.
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Life In the Woods
Surrounded by natural landscaping, the house appears to have been inserted into dense vegetation.
A custom home in Potomac, Maryland, pays homage to Mother Nature.
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A Commitment to Quality
The family room is situated over a bridge the architect designed to accommodate drainage from a slope behind the house.
KohlMark Group creates architecture in any style.
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City Style
The kitchen—with its limestone backsplash and built-in custom wine rack—opens to the living room.
A sleek new condo apartment showcases art and reflects the energy of its up-and-coming DC neighborhood.
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China's bold new embassy.
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Portfolio - On the Water's Edge
Leather and chenille mix in the great room, where French doors open to a deck overlooking the riverfront.
An Annapolis family builds a home to last on the South River.
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Cachet- Color Mix
Envision’s design for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Washington-based Envision Design wins 2010 HUE award.
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Applause - High-rise Hip
The lobby boasts a floor-to-ceiling backlit LED wall in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Highland Park, a stylish new residential high-rise in DC's Columbia Heights.
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Classic Design
In the family room, a fieldstone fireplace and built-in bookshelves impart a welcoming vibe.
Sutton Yantis Associates Architects designs high-end homes with an eye to the neighborhood.
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Living in Style
The elegant dining room flows into the open foyer.
Windsor Estates builds top-of-the-line homes with a difference.
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Under Foot
Armstrong Hardwood's Century Estate Walnut Mediterranean.
New products and designer favorites in carpet and flooring.
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City Cool
Light penetrates the center of the house through glass bridges set into the floors.
Behind its historic facade, an urban row house opens to contemporary spaces filled with light.
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Green Living
Engineered wood floors are made from sustainable rubber trees.
Architect Amy Gardner updates a cramped split-level into a light-filled example of sustainable design.
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A Seamless Process
A chateau-style estate showcases the quality of that Pyramid Builders provides.
Pyramid Builders delivers a high level of craftsmanship and customer service.
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A Sense of Permanence
An Easton, Maryland, home designed by Hammond-Wilson Architects.
Annapolis-based Hammond Wilson Architects designs with an eye to the future.
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Home Tech- Going Green
Fisher & Paykel Appliances' new CoolDrawer refrigerator.
Eco-friendly alternatives improve home technology while providing a greener place to live.
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Going Green
Silex metallic porcelain floor tile from Italy.
The building and design industries are creating products and services for a sustainable world.
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Spare + Serene
Limestone floors and Douglas fir millwork detail the new entry to the home.
Architect Mark McInturff transforms a 1961 Georgian-style home into a decidedly modern masterpiece.
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Applause - A Baltimore Icon
The dramatically restored American Brewery Building.
The dramatically restored American Brewery Building.
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A Tudor Transformed
The exterior renovation enclosed a portion of the deck to create a screened-in porch, which leads into the dining room.
Gilday Renovations creates clean-lined, transitional interiors in a quaint, 1931 Chevy Chase home
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Portfolio -- A Beacon of Light
The home, with its cruciform shape and cupola, is reminiscent of the nearby historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.
Hammond Wilson Architects brings form and function to a nautically inspired Annapolis home.
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Sprucing Up
Linea Decor cabinets from Tatari Construction.
These new products and resources make remodeling easy.
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Vintage Style
The revamped front facade of the house.
Jonas Carnemark transforms a lackluster home in Chevy Chase into a light-filled family retreat.
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Back to Nature
A model home in Autumn Wood features a spacious kitchen with the latest appliances.
Luxury homebuilder Gulick Group designs an enclave that emphasizes the natural beauty of the landscape.
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A Modern Perspective
The architecture of the renovated house is modern, angular and dramatic, designed to let in lots of natural light.
Reshaping a 1960s split level to take advantage of its fabulous views
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A Careful Approach
ANV Group's Tennessee Traditional model offers a modern take on a classic Colonial style.
Builder Neil Puri of ANV Group imbues his custom homes with the spirit of the neighborhood.
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City Vista
Views of the National Mall can be enjoyed from the dining space overlooking the two-story living room.
A penthouse is modernized and reconfigured around spectacular views of monumental Washington.
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For the Love of Building
Detailed millwork, elaborate window designs and a vaulted ceiling distinguish the library of a Colonial-style home Visnic recently built.
Custom-home builder Ted Visnic celebrates 20 years in the business.
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English Country Style
An expansive lawn slopes upward toward a cluster of homes; in the center is a stately home designed by Stephen Muse.
O'Neill Development creates an English country village in a Maryland suburb.
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Organic Modern
Architect Randall Mars and interior designer Dolly Howarth gave this McLean home a new lease on life.
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A design team updates a 1970s contemporary with a material palette inspired by nature.
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Framed by oak cabinets and shelving for cookbooks, the kitchen centers on a granite-topped island.
With the help of an architect-friend, a homebuilder transforms his Chevy Chase Colonial.
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The new deck on the porch roof provides an outdoor space off the third floor for enjoying water views.
Once home to a segregated school, a creekside property on Maryland's Eastern Shore gains new life as a weekend getaway.
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Embracing the Outdoors
Just minutes from Tysons Corner, Virginia, the house is enveloped in lush gardens and backs onto a forest.
A designer's creative touch connects a Tudor-style home to its glorious surroundings.
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Ultimate Home Gym
The pool room was designed to take advantage of views of the property.
A basement renovation in Vienna, Virginia, gets the full spa treatment
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Ranch House Reborn
Architect Richard Leggin took an undistinguished ranch house and infused it with style and character.
A renovation transforms a bland Potomac rambler into an elegant retreat.
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Expert Advice - Curb Appeal
Anthony Wilder and project architect Marian Mitchell, AIA, transformed this home into an Arts and Crafts-style bungalow.
Local architects and designers shed light on how to best approach an exterior makeover.
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Portfolio- The Gift of Light
Artist Suzanne Yurdin has created a home studio in what used to be her living room.
A major renovation reshapes a once small, dark house into an airy artist's haven.
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Applause - DC's Glowing Glass Cube
Columbia Center by Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC.
The new Columbia Center stands out from its non-descript counterparts with a bold pastiche of light and glass.
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Cachet: Designers' Choice
Michael's Table by Alli Tayar/Parallel Design, Finalist.
The 2009 National Design Awards showcase industry innovations.
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Here Comes the Sun
A team from Penn State University raised the trusses on their entry.
The 2009 Solar Decathlon, a village of 20 one-of-a-kind houses will spring up on the National Mall from October 8 to 18.
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Crafted Elegance
The garden's lowest outdoor room focuses on a fire pit and fountain.
Photo: Allen Russ
A design team takes on an ambitious project to overhaul John and Elizabeth Edwards's former Georgetown home.
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Labor of Love
Judy and Stuart Sebring's Z-shaped home was designed for easy circulation between indoors and out.
A custom home in Potomac designed for entertaining marries detail, craftsmanship and a touch of glamour.
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By the Book
A covered back porch provides an expansive space for dining and enjoying river views.
Volumes of design ideas led two furniture retailers to create their riverfront dream house in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Green House Effect
A gabled roofline lends the house remodeled by Carnemark Systems and Design an Arts and Crafts sensibility.
When a Virginia couple decided to create a home office in their cramped brick rambler, they realized it was time to renovate. While they wanted more space, they also wanted their remodeling project to be ecologically responsible.
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An Eco-Centric Plan
The kitchen is equipped with Energy-Star appliances and low-flow plumbing fixtures.
Many local builders talk about green construction these days. But few are tackling the movement with the gusto of Gary Nash.
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Au Naturel
The focal point of this home is a floating staircase made of lacquered, cold-rolled steel.
Building green should no longer be the exception but the rule, according to Yuri Sagatov of Sagatov Homes.
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Green By Design
Jeff and Alice Speck, pictured with son Milo, are living green in their new ultra-compact home.
Living green is more than a design decision for Jeff and Alice Speck. It's a commitment to the joys of the urban mix.
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Potomac Perch
Leslie Westreich created additional living and dining space on her wrap-around terrace overlooking the Potomac.
After Leslie Train Westreich moved into a Watergate condominium once owned by former Virginia Senator John Warner and his wife Elizabeth Taylor, her horizon literally expanded.
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Extreme Makeover
Moveable bookshelves conceal the garage doors that complement the casual yet elegant furnishings by Baker.
Architect Bruce Wentworth transformed a leaky garage into a new and inviting family room.
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