While it's not unusual for a mansion to feel like more like a hotel and less like a welcoming, family-friendly dwelling, this grand 22,000-square-foot Potomac home still manages to convey a sense of warmth. ...read full post →
This Maryland Tudor home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood was no stranger to often large remodeling projects before Susan Liss and her husband purchased it in 1998. After a large kitchen remodel, the couple wanted to complete the changes to their dream home.
Tragic events put their remodel on hold when Susan’s husband became ill and passed away in 2005. After his passing, Susan wanted to continue to restructure their home exactly as they both had wanted it. Enlisting the help of Tom Gilday and Dan Morales of Gilday Renovations, she was able to do just that. ...read full post →
The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has stood as an architectural beauty and beacon of light for the South River portion of the Chesapeake Bay since 1875. So it seemed appropriate that this riverside home would receive a top-to-bottom renovation in its honor.
The owners purchased the home in 1997 and became increasingly unhappy with its original contemporary style. But with the help of Hammond Wilson Architects, they were able to give the structure an amazing nautical makeover, complete with an addition and reconfiguration of the existing rooms. ...read full post →
Homes are, at times, like clothes; no matter how big we buy them, there comes a time where there’s just no more room to grow. Howard Glaser and Karen Hinton experienced these growing pains in their five-bedroom Great Falls Colonial home. But instead of buying a whole new outfit, they ripped out the seams and added a whopping 800 square feet.
After bringing the talented Anthony Wilder Design/Build on board, they put in a second-story addition along with higher ceilings, a large, gorgeous window, extra-wide French doors and new lighting. The couple was already in love with their 150-year-old-reclaimed wood floors originally from a Georgia cotton mill, so they tracked down matching boards from Mountain Lumber Co. in Ruckersville, Virginia. ...read full post →
True architectural wonders and design pipedreams don’t necessarily follow a formula. This collection of homes in Washington, DC serves as a reminder that good taste comes in infinite arrays of shapes and sizes.
#1 – Walls and Walls of Artwork
Bonnie and Gilbert Schwartz’s bright, playful design style and interesting art collection can be found throughout their home. Their boldly colored contemporary art pieces come from all over the world, ranging from the Czech Republic to local DC galleries. Their favorite? The Maurine Littleton Gallery. They chose Walter Gagliano for the interior designer and Falcon Construction for their contracting work. ...read full post →