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Designing Independence

A North Potomac home remodeler draws on his own experience to ease the way for others with special needs.

Elements of Style

Whether it’s through dramatic open shelving, colorful backsplashes or whimsical breakfast nooks, homeowners are looking for ways to make their kitchens feel one-of a-kind.

Growing Up

The transition from kid to teen can be hard on everyone. One way to help? Create an organized, sophisticated room where your teen can do homework, spend time with friends and relax in private.

Beacon on the Bay

A historic lighthouse shines on as a family getaway in Lewes, Del.

Cruise Control

A Bethesda couple’s yacht provides comforts of home–and then some.

The Uninvited Guests

Tired of deer treating your yard like a buffet? Here’s how one homeowner solved the problem

Living Light

Three Bethesda area couples enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes with downsizing their homes

Dressed to Sell

Home staging is all about showing buyers a way of life—one that could be theirs for the right price

The Natural Gardener

For Silver Spring’s Edamarie Mattei, a landscaping career developed…well, organically

Designed to Work

Three homeowners enlist help in creating their home offices—and get spaces that are clearly up to any task

Reimagining The Rambler

An Italian architect and her military doctor-husband put a contemporary slant on a 1940s Bethesda ranch house

The Element of Surprise

A renovated Chevy Chase Village home looks like it fits right in with the traditional neighborhood—until you step inside

Stylish to a Tea

A kitchen-and-bath designer commissions a makeover for her Bethesda bungalow—and gets a Japanese teahouse for two

Making an Entrance

First impressions are important, which is why the entryway to a house needs to be more than just a pass-through on the way to the stairs.

Country Strong

A former antiques dealer and her husband restore a 110-year-old Bethesda farmhouse—and provide it with personalized touches from a well-traveled life

Pati's Mexican Kitchen

With Hispanic touches throughout her Chevy Chase place—and an edible garden right outside—the TV show host is both cooking and camera ready

Mediterranean Masterpiece

From a nightmare in Argentina to a dream home in Potomac: One couple’s adventures in renovating

A Meditation on the Past

Architect Douglas Soe Lin’s life and career have taken him on a remarkable journey—one that’s reflected in his Bethesda house


Forget the rickety little structures of our childhoods: Today’s tree houses are decidedly upscale

The World at Bay

A Bethesda couple enlists Urban Country to help renovate a historic property as their vacation home

On The Waterfront

A Bethesda retiree goes all out for guests at his weekend retreat on Assawoman Bay

Mountain High

High school sweethearts find each other again after 30 years—and then find the perfect spot for their dream house in West Virginia

Level Best

After demolishing a 1950s-era house, a Somerset couple builds a dream home that’s simple, spare—and spectacular

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