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Great Falls Pool Makeover

  Great Falls Pool Makeover There are more than 40,000 swimming pools in the DC metropolitan area, and Don Gwiz, vice-president of Lewis-Aquatech, says most of them are in need […]

Who's Building What

  MB Visnic’s homes at The Woods of Woodmore in Mitchellville, Maryland, start at 8,500 square feet.  MB Visnic’s Estate Homes Only nine lots are left at The Woods at […]

The Condo Conversion

The Condo Conversion The lobby at Baltimore’s Silo Point reveals some of the architectural detail that distinguishes this new condominium complex located in a renovated 1920s grain elevator. The community […]

A Lodge in the Woods

A Lodge in the Woods The secluded new home, located just outside a nature preserve in Great Falls, Virginia, has a façade clad in cedar and stone. In March 2005 […]

A Modern Acceleration

  A Modern Acceleration The brick on the original house was painted a dark forest green to blend in with the HardiePanel siding that clads the new volume on one […]

Luxury Redefined

In the library, a reproduction of an 18th-century equestrian painting hangs over an antique chest. Designer Michael Keith commissioned the artwork in Italy. Jay and Dottie Martin were thinking about […]

A Craftsman Re-Creation

A Craftsman Re-Creation During the first renovation, the addition of French doors and a porch opened up views of the pool and surrounding forest from the dining room. The Mission-style […]

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene Illuminated at night, the pool evokes a resort feel in the courtyard of the stucco-clad residence. On the left, the freestanding pool house encloses a wet bar […]

Urban Refuge

Urban Refuge In the living room, the fireplace is faced in dry-stacked granite with a slot allowing for air circulation. The sofa and lacquered coffee table by Montis were purchased […]

An Urban Oasis

An Urban Oasis The design of the conservatory/pool house evolved with homeowner Ruth Kassinger’s interests in botany and swimming.Great ideas often have humble beginnings. For Ted and Ruth Kassinger of […]

The Newseum's Debut

The Newseum's Debut The Newseum. Photo by Sam Kittner. At press time, Washington’s newest museum, the Newseum, was scheduled to open during the first quarter of 2008. It will feature […]

Custom Considerations

Custom Considerations A true kosher kitchen, with separate areas for milk, meat and “pareve” food preparation, demands a generous amount of space. The Wolasky family, whose Baltimore kitchen was too […]

Holiday Inspiration

Holiday Inspiration Silver and gold Chanukah gifts, flatware and chargers added sparkle to this table setting by Morris DiNapoli. First house: Interior Design: Rob Morris and Rose DiNapoli, Morris DiNapoli […]

A House on the River

A House on the River The home blends into the scenery with its rough-hewn composite stone façade. The main entry is actually on the third floor, with two lower levels […]

House of Glass

House of Glass Built atop a 1940s apartment building in Washington, DC, the new penthouse embodies modern architecture with spans of glass, planes of stucco and a fin wall clad […]

Row House Redux

Row House Redux On the front façade of the Columbia Heights row house, Rose replaced the windows and front door, and painted the brick walls and bay in a monochromatic […]

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