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Shocking. There’s no other word to describe the wind that came up from my basement, blew through my dining room and ruffled my pant legs as I stood near the front door with home energy auditor David Brosch. Then again, expensive might be apt. Or wasteful. Brosch recently started his …

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Moving out of the big house you’ve lived in for 40 years is a difficult transition to make, but Faye and Abraham Adler softened the blow by asking award-winning designer Ed Stough to create for them a condo comparable in style, if not in size, to their former Baltimore home. …

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Stacey and Harry Halpert always have one eye looking to the future, which is why they bought their circa-1800s home in Ruxton even though it needed a little TLC. “When we were looking [for a house] we didn’t have kids, but we wanted something we could be in forever,” says …

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The owners of this condominium in the Village of Cross Keys had one request of interior designer Richard Taylor: that this home would have the same casual, beachy feel as their Jupiter, Fla., getaway. For Taylor, this meant white would be the primary color. In order to keep the home …

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What a difference a year makes. When a Washington, D.C., couple inherited this beachfront North Bethany townhouse on the Delaware seashore, the interior was all 1970s wood paneling and broken-up rooms— a claustrophobe’s nightmare. “You had to work to find a view of the ocean, and very little natural light …

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In the early 1990s, soon after they moved into their three-bedroom 1980s home at the foot of L’Hirondelle Club Road in Ruxton, Bruce and Polly Behrens were walking their dog when a Shingle-style house atop the hill caught their eye. Turns out that in winter, when the trees were bare, …

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Designer Leslie Tunney compares decorating a home to getting dressed in the morning. “It’s like shopping for clothes,” she says. “You go into Macy’s, you go into Target, you go into Kmart … it’s like putting together a really great outfit.” Recently Tunney, a self-employed designer, gave her own 1950s …

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Elizabeth Liechty knew she wanted to purchase a home in Canton, mostly because of the area’s “melting pot of eclectic, down-to-earth people.” But the thought of living in one of the neighborhood’s typical narrow rowhouses wasn’t something she was willing to do. “I wanted a space I felt comfortable in,” …

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The first thing you notice when you enter the 14th-floor apartment at Highfield House is the view. The front door swings open, revealing a vista of Baltimore that is so close, so breath- taking, you feel for a moment as if teetering on a precipice. Then you gain your footing …

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