April 16, 2014

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Designed to Work

Designed to Work

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

Stylish to  a Tea

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

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

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

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

Mediterranean Masterpiece

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

The World at Bay

The World at Bay

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

On The Waterfront

On The Waterfront

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

Mountain High

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

Pied-à-Air

Pied-à-Air

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

Level Best

Level Best

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

Growing Warmer

Growing Warmer

With temperature changes in the region come all sorts of plants that once thrived only in Southern climes

Restoration Drama

Restoration Drama

A crumbling roof. Collapsed ceilings. Raccoons, both living and dead. A local builder’s mammoth undertaking at historic Baltzley Castle becomes his own private obsession

Extreme Homes

Extreme Homes

Biggest, oldest, most expensive, oddest, most modern and more

What Do You Get For...

What Do You Get For...

$500,000, $750,000, $1 Million-plus and $2 Million-plus

Cap Cod, Take Two

Cap Cod, Take Two

When two Bethesda neighbors undertake similar projects, they end up with two stunningly different homes—and one friendship to last a lifetime

Abraham Lincoln Slept Here?

Abraham Lincoln Slept Here?

Montanverde is a home rich in history with the ghost to prove it. But while its sister estate sits resplendent a short distance away, the house where our 16th president once laid his head lies in shambles.

Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

Designers have a knack for making sure every room in a house looks great. But let’s admit it: When it comes to their own homes, there’s often one room they love more than the others

Commanding Presents

Commanding Presents

Great gifts for the host or hostess

Vintage Style

Vintage Style

Three local oenophiles play it cool—with wine cellars and tasting rooms right in their own homes

A Meditation on the Past

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

Dark Secret

Dark Secret

Three homeowners see kitchen cabinetry in a different light

Family Ties

Family Ties

A grand old Chevy Chase home is expanded and updated to accommodate three generations

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

There’s something inherently charming about a roof deck. Sure, folks who have porches and lawns might wonder why they would need another spot for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. But those in the area who have roof decks—and ­there aren’t many—agree that a private retreat, often high among the trees, elicits a sense of delight and tranquility.

Bay Watch

Bay Watch

Bethesda architect Mark McInturff designs a weekend retreat with a modern, quirky sensibility

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