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 »
Native Instinct Over the past 11 years, Friends School has woven a harmonious tapestry of native plantings throughout its North Baltimore campus.
“It felt jangly!” recalls Kay McConnell. She’s describing the bare, dissonant way the mulched and sparsely planted landscape around Friends School’s then-new Middle School building felt to her as she dropped off her daughter one morning in 2005. “They [the plants] were out of synch,” she says. “Then I thought: …Read More »
Annapolis architects Purple Cherry got a two-part assignment from the owners of this 14,000-square-foot home—an indoor pool design that would make exercise more inviting and at the same time maximize the home’s dramatic location at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. The resulting timberframe addition does all that and more. …Read More »
How did we hear about Baltimore-based textile artist Jen McBrien? Let’s just say a little birdy told us—or, more specifically, a Dark-eyed Junco, the star of this stunning decorative pillow from McBrien’s “Bird Party” collection. Like much of McBrien’s avian art, the sweet sparrow is entirely free-stitched, meaning it’s “sketched” …Read More »
Livable Art Our homes, like our wardrobes, are colorful reflections of ourselves. With a little extra flair, houses can become works of art.
$7,995,000 POSTMODERN PAEAN Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 6 Square feet: 9,522 Set in an enviable spot between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this Bethesda beauty is sure to impress both architecture and art lovers. Upon first glance, you take in a tribute to contemporary art with high, asymmetrical rooftops, floor-to-ceiling windows and …Read More »
Strolling down the streets of Guilford to Sherwood Gardens, I often admire the extravagant houses in the area, dreaming of what could be inside. In a city whose people and places are so rich in culture, I can’t help but to be curious, imagining myself as the owner of a …Read More »
Looking to sell your house this fall? It’s time to talk home equity. You’ve probably heard the phrase a hundred times, but it’s often unclear what it really means—or what you need to do to change it. “Home equity is the value in your home that’s net of debt,” says …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 »
Remember how giddy you felt receiving mail at summer camp? Sliding your finger carefully under the flap of the envelope, unfolding the pages and deciphering your best friend’s—or, let’s be honest, your mother’s—cramped handwriting was pure bliss. Recreate the feeling in adulthood with a lovely letter pack (or four!) from …Read More »
Tragically, some of us cannot afford homes listed in the millions, but we can think of such palaces as inspiration for our vision boards, right? $2,599,000 Silver Screen Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 7/2 Square feet: 9,624 Is not having a movie theater or fitness room in your house a stone-cold deal …Read More »