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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


A design team masterminds an elegant Jersey Shore getaway with panoramic ocean views

Calm Reverie

An Annapolis home and garden embrace modern Japanese design

Woodland Aerie

A bold redo revives a dark and dated home with an eye on nature

River Retreat

Marta Hansen crafts a Shingle-style forever home on the Severn

Project Profile

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 […]

Artist's Retreat

For years, a DC artist took frequent weekend drives with her businessman husband along Northern Virginia’s rural byways, putting stars on a map by scenic spots she’d return to with […]


When it came to building a summer getaway in Longport, New Jersey, Bethesda residents Marla and Barry Beck had a vision. The power couple, who co-founded the luxury beauty retailer […]

Calm Reverie

If dropped by helicopter into this riverfront garden of ornamental trees, stone pathways and a raked-gravel bed, visitors might assume they’ve landed in rural Japan rather than on a residential […]

Woodland Aerie

With daylight flowing in and an open floor plan that makes living joyful, the owner of a redesigned Cabin John, Maryland, home recalls the epiphany that led her family to […]

Sky High

From a 17th-floor corner unit in the sleek, newly built Cheval Bethesda condominium, a panorama unfolds through 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows. Large swaths of green are punctuated by rooftops, […]

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 […]

Art + Soul

There’s more to the ceiling sculpture in Mariela Buendia-Corrochano’s family room than meets the eye. One hundred twenty-three panels of lacquered wood, each embedded with LED lights, make up the […]

Classic Gem

When gifted interior designers, architects and owners come together with a single vision for a home’s future, the results can seem like kismet. Especially when that home, rising among the […]

Lakefront Idyll

Scenic Lake Barcroft, a manmade, two-and-a-half-square-mile body of water in Falls Church, anchors a community of about 1,000 homes. Unspoken-for properties on its coveted waterfront are few and far between—so […]

Placid Perch

For DC-area residents longing for a quick getaway, Gibson Island has its allure. This private enclave fronting the Chesapeake Bay and the Magothy River near Annapolis is blessed by abundant […]

Urban Oasis

Looking for a place to unwind, a pair of DC-area professionals considered buying a weekend retreat near the shore—but then changed tack. Their new approach: to build a sanctuary in […]

House for All Seasons

On the terrace of an expansive new abode in Great Falls, the essence of this nearly 20-acre property is distilled into a single thoughtful element: an elegant, stainless-steel armillary. Perched […]

Bold Moves

When a newly renovated Cleveland Park home was first built in 1910, the neighborhood was a semi-rural outpost connected to downtown Washington by streetcar. Fast forward 63 years and the […]

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