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Calm Oasis

A three-generation family enjoys downtime together in a new St. Michaels retreat

Back to Nature

A rustic-modern retreat on the Chester River forges a close connection to its wooded milieu

Far Afield

Outbuildings present creative options for getting away—at home

Mountain Magic

A Charlottesville manse melds clean lines, bucolic splendor and a touch of glam

Waterfront Oasis

A humble request evolves into a daring modern dwelling on the Potomac

Fresh Take

Robert Gurney revives a Queen Anne-style row house in DC with organic materials and streamlined style

Custom Building

Calm Oasis

From their first trip 25 years ago, Bill and Megan Goeller were smitten by the Chesapeake lifestyle. The Delaware-based couple made yearly visits for a decade—boating on the bay, fishing […]

Rooms With a View

Collaborating with Bayview Builders on a sprawling, custom home on the Severn River in Annapolis, architect Cathy Purple Cherry embraced traditional style and a breezy, coastal vibe—complete with turquoise-hued shingles. […]

Back to Nature

The yearning for authenticity spans continents and crosses cultures. It has settled gracefully into an understated property on the Eastern Shore’s Chester River. A spirit of humility prevails in this […]

Far Afield

A well-designed outbuilding can be a place for recreation and respite at home, in any season. On the following pages, four chic retreats—each with its own personality and style—offer inspiration […]

Mountain Magic

It’s often the natural order of events for empty nesters to jettison a larger family home for a smaller, more manageable roost when the kids go to college. Not so […]

One-of-a-Kind Homes

Sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, the 2023 Montgomery County Custom Builder Awards recognize the work of custom-home builders and architects for outstanding design and workmanship. Selected by a […]

Waterfront Oasis

After traveling a mile through the woods, the car arrives at a berm blanketed in mountain mint. A concrete tunnel in the slope leads to a weathered metal door. It […]

Fresh Take

Vintage row houses, those quintessentially Washington dwellings, can hide all manner of surprises. Case in point: a circa-1900 dwelling near Dupont Circle whose classic, red-brick façade conceals streamlined interiors ingeniously […]

River Retreat

Maria and Ray Kostkowski spent eight years searching for the perfect spot to build their “forever” home on the Severn River. They hadn’t lived on the water since selling a […]

Family Time

 When a retired couple discovered a one-and-a-half-acre property on a bluff overlooking the Severn River in 2018, they knew how lucky they were. They were eager to move from the […]

Bedroom Eyes

“There’s something about living by the water that brings me a sense of calm,” declares Bethany Beach custom builder Marnie Oursler, who recently completed her own vacation getaway on the […]

And the Winner Is...

Each year, a panel of building-industry professionals chooses nominees for the Great American Living Awards. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, the GALA Awards—held last October at the […]

Heaven on Earth

If you build it, surely they will come. That was the thinking behind Dede and Bobby Hunter’s plan to create an alluring gathering spot for their expanding family. With the couple’s […]

Sweden on the Severn

Elina Donaldson lived in her native Sweden for nine years with her husband Noah Donaldson, a passionate sailor from Annapolis. When they returned to the States to be closer to […]

Trend Watch

OFFICE SPACE While building a modern dwelling in McLean, Peterson and Collins builders answered a call for a second-floor home office—”a sanctuary,” says founding partner Ted Peterson. The team fabricated […]

Best of Show

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the PRO Professional Remodeling Organization announced its inaugural 2022 PRO Remodeler of the Year Awards during a March 26 gala at Westwood Country Club in Vienna. […]

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