An Open Plan

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 When Shannon and Mike Nifontoff approached several architects about updating and enlarging their down-at-heel Arlington, Virginia, home, the responses varied from “Tear…

Stepping Out

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JULY/AUGUST 2011 APPALACHIAN TRAIL HomerWood hardwood flooring is manufactured in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania out of whole trees, with an effort to retain…

Best in Show

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May/ June 2011 The 2011 design competition organized by the Baltimore- Washington Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) welcomed close to…

Going GREEN

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May/June 2011 Space Saver 1. Caroma’s Invisi Series II wall-hung toilet features Smartflush technology, which conserves water through a high-efficiency, low-flush system, saving as…

By the Bay

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MAY/JUNE 2011 One February day, the clients whose home she’d been hired to remodel approached Annapolis architect Scarlett Breeding with a tall order: completely…

Riverside Retreat

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MARCH/APRIL 2011 A close collaboration between clients and designer transformed a disjointed, 34-acre Eastern Shore property into a magnificent riverside estate. Landscape architect Eric…

Modern Med

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MARCH/APRIL 2011 A tiled roof, stucco finish and decorative arches lend a California feeling to this Mediterranean-style property in Alexandria. The owners asked landscape…

BAZAAR

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MARCH/APRIL 2011 Multiple Choices A collaborative creation of Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra and Italian designer Antonio Citterio, the Suita Sofa system comes with a…

Applause

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MARCH/APRIL 2011 The airy, glass-fronted Silver Spring Civic Building and adjoining Veterans’ Plaza, which opened in July 2010, provides a hub for community activities…

Au Naturel

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MARCH/APRIL 2011 A three-story addition to a residence in Great Falls, Virginia, was the key element in a new,  panoramic landscape design. According to…