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Double Vision

A design team reimagines a Queenstown getaway flanked by stunning water vistas

Nature Retreat

A design team fashions a stylishly laid-back getaway on the banks of the Patuxent River

Wooded Refuge

Lorla Studio elevates an airy DC abode with an eye on refined style and its scenic Rock Creek locale

Ocean Breeze

Jamie Merida Interiors enlivens a Bethany cottage with bright colors and a sense of fun

Island Escape

A DC-area design team elevates a coastal refuge in South Carolina

All-Season Escape

A getaway on Deep Creek Lake marries clean lines and rustic sophistication

Project Profile

Double Vision

A  narrow peninsula in Queenstown, Maryland, is a magical spot for admiring the Eastern Shore’s estuary environment. Homes situated on this enviable spit of land are treated to panoramic vistas […]

Nature Retreat

The Patuxent River, Maryland’s longest waterway, meanders through miles of farmland and scenic terrain on its path to the Chesapeake Bay. A DC-area attorney fell for the tributary and its […]

Wooded Refuge

In Washington, abundant green space creates happy opportunities for city living surrounded by nature. Case in point: Rock Creek Park’s Soapstone Valley, a rolling swath of woods tucked into DC’s […]

Ocean Breeze

A retired couple purchased a diminutive getaway with big ideas for its future. Situated a block from the ocean in Bethany Beach, Delaware, the 1,500-square-foot, circa-1960s cottage had become outmoded […]

Island Escape

A  certain magic happens when you enter Seabrook Island, a gated residential community near Charleston, South Carolina. Live oaks draped in Spanish moss, palm trees and golden marshland are just […]

All-Season Escape

Pascale de Fouchier’s design philosophy is Cartesian in its simplicity: “I listen, I craft, I organize.” This is an approach the French-American designer beautifully translated for a couple with two […]

Evolving Mix

A house should evolve and not stay stagnant,” maintains designer Joe Ireland, who has helped one like-minded couple put that belief into practice for the past 15 years. From an […]

Harbor Haven

Lured by gracious proportions, luxury amenities and an enviable position on Annapolis’ Spa Creek, a business executive acquired his three-bedroom pied-à-terre while the condo complex was still under construction. The […]

Past Perfect

Appearances can be deceiving. Behind its austere, khaki façade, an 1870s row house departs from Georgetown’s traditional aesthetic to celebrate Old World train travel—notably, the Orient Express—and the swank elegance […]

Island Idyll

Nearing retirement, a California couple packed their bags for Maryland to be closer to family. It helped that the wife’s father had recently sold them a waterfront parcel on Kent […]

Living Museum

It was a beautiful blank slate,” reflects Mary Douglas Drysdale, describing the spare interior of a modernist home in Ashburn, Virginia—before she set to work. With 12-foot ceilings and glass […]

Middleburg Magic

Lured from Chantilly to bucolic Middleburg, Virginia, by a private school that turned out to be a perfect fit, a couple with four kids purchased a three-acre lot—despite encouragement from […]

Fashion Forward

 When the owners of a French château-style villa near downtown Bethesda first set eyes on the property, they were looking for inspiration for a house they planned to design nearby. […]

Love Story

Even in the dead of winter, a newly renovated home on the banks of the South River shines. Strong, horizontal lines define the dwelling and its landscape. A mix of […]

New Life

Set on five leafy acres in Great Falls, the 11,000-square-foot, red-brick Colonial had much to recommend it. A couple with four children swooped up the ’80s-era manse in 2011—overlooking its […]

Aged Patina

A builder-grade townhouse in Rockville proved the perfect canvas for a creative homeowner with outside-the-box ideas. Downsizing from a traditional abode in Kensington, she and her husband—a lawyer and a […]

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