Deck the Halls $549,900 Bedroom: 3, Bath: 3, Square feet: 2,100 This Federal Hill rowhouse may look fairly standard from the front, but a fully landscaped backyard and patio give ample space for all sorts of holiday shenanigans—decorating and otherwise. The beautiful wood stair rail would definitely benefit from a …Read More »
Remington Steals Remington is often tagged “up and coming.” These charming houses prove the place has arrived.
Dream Factory $1,176/month Bedroom: 1, Bath: 1, Square feet: starting at 606 If warehouse-chic is your vibe, then not only is Remington up your alley, Remington Row, the factory-inspired apartment building, should speak to you. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring natural light and openness—classic features that never go out of style. And …Read More »
This November, we’re giving thanks for this striking vase by Chicago-born potter Debra Oliva. The black wheel-thrown stoneware stuns with pops of autumnal color and charming sketched shapes, perfect for a starring spot as the centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table. Fill it with fall blooms or allow the special conversation-starting …Read More »
Open House In Stevenson, a custom rebuild, with an emphasis on entertaining, required rooms without walls.
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 »