This Greenspring Valley home is brand new, but its design needed to incorporate a family’s decades-old tradition of entertaining. Peter Twohy of 2e Architects led a team effort to create a light-filled house that can seat 60 for dinner—where the kitchen is a family room, and a piano takes center …Read More »
The other day I accidentally locked myself inside the room that is now our nursery-to-be. We have those old-fashioned glass doorknobs and the inside knob just fell off as I closed the door behind me. Despite a valiant effort on my part, there was no getting it back on. Luckily, I had …Read More »
Open floor plans are becoming more popular these days. And why not? They create seamless movement from one space—and function—to another in your home. After relocating from Washington, D.C., to Pasadena, Md., the owners of this Chesapeake Bay retreat asked Erin Paige Pitts Interiors to decorate their home so that …Read More »
From the return of MTV’s “Cribs” (on Snapchat, no less) to the nonstop parade of stunning properties on HGTV, it’s clear that luxury homes are having a moment—and Baltimore is no exception. But while Charm City certainly offers its fair share of ritzy real estate, it’s difficult to define what …Read More »
Garden Dream Courtney and David Sieck have wedded an artistic vision with a DIY sensibility to create a personal, practical garden.
When Courtney and David Sieck and their two daughters moved into their 1910 Georgian Colonial house in 1976, their gardens consisted of foundation plantings, privet and forsythia hedges, with a big backyard that functioned as the neighborhood baseball diamond. “We had one of the only flat yards” in their section …Read More »
The painter Joan Miró said, “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” We like to apply that same philosophy to decorating a home. Why can’t we think of our entire space as an ever-changing work of art we live inside—right down to …Read More »
Pattern Play A remodel in Severna Park sparks three creatives to repurpose in the name of celebrating an owner’s native place.
When Sarah Griswold Johnson and Lisa Sokol—the duo behind locally based Johnson/Sokol Interior Design—accepted their client’s charge to update her and her family’s getaway in the woman’s hometown of Severna Park, they expected to collaborate closely with their pal Baltimore architect Patrick Jarosinski. They planned to completely make over the …Read More »
Courting Calvert Secret passwords to one of Baltimore’s oldest, quirkiest and most storied apartment buildings
What first-class apartment house in Baltimore can rent you apartments of 3 bedrooms, bath, parlor, dining room and kitchen from $540 to $660 A YEAR! Where can you find rates approaching these in an equally good building and equally good locality? There may be some, but we have never heard …Read More »
If you think loyalty to Baltimore is only a hallmark of our sports fans, consider the backstory on this O Street townhouse in the heart of Georgetown. Baltimore couple Eric and Karen Dickman inherited the tony address with three floors of vintage ’70s furnishings from his parents. They decided to …Read More »