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Applause The new Rockville Library. The new state-of-the-art Rockville Library pays tribute in its design to the most significant achievement that ever took place in the Maryland city’s history: the […]

2007 Contractor of the Year Awards

2007 Contractor of the Year Awards Nash Construction won a Contractor of the Year award for this project that included a large addition to the existing home including opening up […]

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve Architect Skip Maginniss tried to maintain as much transparency as possible in designing the corner windows, which appear to wrap around the house without a heavy […]


Applause Vida Fitness in the Verizon Center  Designed by Stoneking-von Storch Architects and the Hallock Design Group, Vida Fitness recently opened in DC's Verizon Center. The 29,000-square-foot fitness center and […]

A Dramatic Makeover

A Dramatic Makeover The project added a third floor. Paul Irwin set the addition back six feet from the original roofline so it would not overpower the existing architecture.  The […]

How to Select the Right Builder

In partnership with clients, custom builders can create beautiful and unique interior spaces such as this great room in a custom home built by University Homes. Choosing the right builder […]

A Family Affair

A Family Affair Rui Ponte designed the home in a New England vernacular. Solid wood columns on the flagstone porch, copper chimney caps, eyebrow returns on the gables and fieldstone […]

Modern Injection

Modern Injection Glass walls flank the two-story living space, which is simply furnished with Eames chairs and contemporary pieces.  Angular planes of stucco and metal just above large panes of […]

Gracious Living

The shingle-style exterior is "porch-oriented" with a large entrance portico.Building a high-end custom home on speculation always comes with a certain element of risk. Will the finished home have the […]

A Living Laboratory

Designer Rob Morris. For Rob Morris, his new McLean home is a laboratory for his design and construction firm, Morris-Day, Inc. This latest residence—his sixth in ten years—displays an increased complexity […]

Selecting a Custom Home Plan

Adrian Edwards Custom Homes offers homeowners a portfolio of previously completed projects to use as a jumping off point when designing their own custom homes, such as this Georgian home.  […]

Modern Interplay

The house presents a series of pavilions built around a mature weeping oak tree.  This established Vienna neighborhood of brick ramblers and Cape Cods is changing, as are many area […]

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