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Insights from Devin Kimmel of Kimmel Studio Architects on how—and when—to hire an architect

Waterfront Aerie

Architect Joanna Schmickel designs a modern stone farmhouse to embrace stunning Potomac River views

Style + Sustainability

Architect David Peabody conceives Fairfax City’s 
first net-zero-energy home with a 
sleek, modern aesthetic

Custom Building

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 architects to renovate the house already […]

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 sense for an Alexandria couple wanting to […]

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 hue retain all the magic […]

Perfect Fit

Most established DC neighborhoods present a similar scenario: treelined streets fringed with vintage homes set a bit too close together. The privacy and space constraints inherent in these older enclaves […]

Custom Builder 2020 Awards

Sandy Spring Builders, LLC Sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, the annual Custom Builder Awards honor architecture, construction and remodeling projects in the Greater Washington, DC, area. The following […]

Test of Time

A love for residential construction led George Fritz and Joe Bohm to found Horizon Builders in 1982. Though Bohm passed away a few years ago, Fritz still spearheads the company—which […]

City Chic

At least since Thomas Jefferson built Monticello, American architects have used their own homes as testing grounds for various design philosophies. So it comes as no surprise that Carmel Greer—an […]

Creative Legacy

Growing up with his mother, Alice Busch—founder of the award-winning design firm Great Falls Distinctive Interiors—Matt Trunnell cut his teeth on all things design-related. He worked alongside Busch as she […]

Week’s End

Exterior Photography by David Burroughs  |  Interior Photography by Angie Seckinger Sweeping vistas of Island Creek, a tributary of the Tred Avon River, sold an Arlington couple on an idyllic, […]

Sitting Pretty

The Chesapeake Bay and its winding tributaries harbor more miles of shoreline than the entire U.S. West Coast. Whether it edges a meandering creek or the mighty bay itself, waterfront […]

Perfect Fit

The right waterfront property is hard to come by near Annapolis, where lots lining the Chesapeake Bay and its picturesque tributaries are always in demand. This was certainly the case […]

Modern Farmhouse

Contractor Darren Kornas, principal of thinkmakebuild, and his wife, Darby Pollock, were already renting a house in Easton, Maryland, with their two young children when they decided to put down […]

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