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Magothy Makeover

Waterfront views dazzle in an expansive addition devised by Hammond Wilson

Clean + Crisp

EL Studio contemporizes a 1929 Craftsman bungalow in DC’s Kent neighborhood

Timeless White

Unique Kitchens & Baths revamps an outmoded Kalorama kitchen in chic yet classic style

Fresh Style

Winn Design + Build reimagines a 1930s Cape with enhanced functionality and Scandinavian flair

Made in the Shade

Xtra Care Landscaping & Design transforms an unkempt backyard into an orderly oasis

Tranquil Spot

Tracy Morris and Overmyer Architects conjure restful elegance in a once-dingy Georgetown bedroom

Before + After

Sunset View

The prospect of waterfront sunsets lured a couple to purchase a 70-year-old cottage just 20 feet from Edge Creek in St. Michaels, Maryland. The dilapidated structure needed work, so they […]

Kent Island Redux

For more than 20 years, Scott and Margaret Johnson, retired owners of a DC marketing firm, spent weekends and downtime at their waterfront getaway on Kent Island. But after sheltering […]

Magothy Makeover

About 20 years after designing a family room/kitchen addition to a 1930 Colonial-style home on the Magothy River in Annapolis, Hammond Wilson was asked to return. This time around, new […]

Clean + Crisp

  THEN NOW Previous, poorly conceived renovations retained the compartmentalized floor plan while erasing character and layering on historically incompatible architectural detailing. Emerson reconfigured the ground floor, creating an airy, […]

Timeless White

  THEN NOW A French Country aesthetic—complete with ornate cabinetry, terracotta-look floor tile and granite countertops—felt outdated. Embracing classicism, the designer installed clean-lined, ceiling-height custom cabinetry, coupled with honed-marble countertops […]

Fresh Style

  THEN NOW The 2,977-square-foot, one-and-a-half-story Cape Cod-style house was too small to accommodate the owners’ growing family. The renovation expanded the home to 4,240 square feet; the second floor […]

Made in the Shade

  THEN NOW Dilapidated flagstone was laid piecemeal in the back and side yards, flanked by straggly garden plots that wouldn’t grow due to too much shade and the obstructive […]

Tranquil Spot

  THEN NOW The home’s primary bedroom was lined with built-ins that collected dust and made the space feel cluttered. Lacking an overhead light source, the room was dark. The […]

Before & After: Cottage Chic

A vintage waterman’s cottage got a new lease on life when the owners tapped Jamie Merida Interiors to overhaul its outdated spaces. The goal was to convert the two-story, 1,600-square-foot […]

Revamped Retreat

Revamped Retreat - Perched in an enviable spot fronting both the expansive waters of Whitehall Bay and the quaint shores of Pleasant Lake, a 15,000-square-foot home in Annapolis lured buyers who […]

Classic Beauty

Classic Beauty - A commercial builder and his wife, an interior designer, purchased a nondescript spec house while it was still under construction. They had fallen in love with its wooded […]

Perfect Flow

Perfect Flow - Clients with a weekend retreat on Peachblossom Creek in Easton wished to give their sprawling, classically styled home better access to the surrounding waterfront views. The owners contacted […]

Fresh Look

Fresh Look - “We were asked to add curb appeal to a 1970s house in Rockville,” says Mike Winn of Winn Design+Build. “It had recently undergone an interior renovation, but the […]

Before+After: Landscape

“The house is almost totally surrounded by water,” says McHale’s Sandra Moffatt, who collaborated with Mike Miller on this Crownsville, Maryland, project. Located on the low-lying tidal ground of Peninsula […]

Before + After

Walnut Hill Landscape Company A major overhaul breathes new life into a run-down Annapolis property. Click here.     Scapes, Inc. A barren Annapolis yard becomes a luxurious outdoor oasis. […]

Before + After

A charming home in downtown Annapolis cried out for a total overhaul of its overgrown landscape. The front yard was ragged and uninviting, while the backyard was dominated by a […]

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