Archive for October 2008

  1. Fresh Impressions November 2008

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 20, 2008

    All The Trimmings From the first pumpkin carved for Halloween to the last piece of confetti thrown on New Year’s Eve, it seems that from October to January, there’s always a reason to celebrate (and decorate, accordingly). So, whether your decor is timeless and traditional or minimalist and modern, there’s a variety of ornamentation available to suit any taste. 1. Target, “Gold Branch Wine Rack,” $24.99, target.com or 800-591-3869 2. Ten Thousand Villages, “Terra Cotta Ornaments” (set of f

  2. Playing House

    by Jennifer K. Dansicker | October 17, 2008

    While playhouses may recall a simpler time, for kids, they never go out of style.

  3. The Best Trees For Your Patio

    by Amy Feinstein | October 17, 2008

    Create drama in your landscape with a well-chosen patio tree.

  4. Indoor Air Quality

    by Polly Bart | October 17, 2008

    In this, the fifth and final article in our series outlining the standards for green building as presented by the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes and the National Association of Homebuilders Model Green Home Guidelines, we turn to indoor air quality.
    At the beginning of this series, we said that green goals can conflict. [...]

  5. A Rare Vintage

    by Christianna McCausland | October 17, 2008

    With the help of Ilex Construction and Barnes Vanze Architects, what was once several barns tucked away in rural Rectortown, Virginia is now a livable home for Bill and Vicki Edmands. When Bill and Vicki Edmands became emptynesters, they decided to leave Washington and start a new enterprise—a vineyard in the rolling countryside near Middleburg, Virginia. A vineyard suited Bill’s technical background (he’s a retired electrical contractor) and Vicki’s passion for gardening. The Edmandses be

  6. Collecting and Storing Wine

    by Mary Medland | October 17, 2008

    Wine Cellars can be customized to fit the needs and wants of anyone, from novice collector to wine connoisseur.The cellar on the left designed by Lisa Weiss is personalized with a custom glass door and art. Photos by Anne Gummerson Those who collect wine tend to fall into two categories: sophisticated collectors who are buying wine to enjoy and share with friends or those who are purchasing wine as a savvy investment to be sold for a profit at a later time. But for the novice, where to begin? “D

  7. The Tudor

    by Jennifer K. Dansicker | October 17, 2008

    In this month’s Real Estates we look at Tudor Revivals–reinventions of the majestic homes built in the 1500s by the Tudor Dynasty in England. In the United States, Tudor or Medieval Revival homes were initially embraced by the wealthy for their country or suburban estates. By the early 20th century the style’s popularity filtered down [...]

  8. 2008 MNCBIA Awards

    by Erica George | October 17, 2008

    In the heart of the region and at the heart of the most stunning regional homes resides mastery of aesthetic and construction born of creative minds and professional excellence.

    The Maryland National-Capital Building Industry Association consists of 750 design and residential construction companies in and around Washington DC who all strive to provide the space for [...]

  9. Room With A View

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | October 17, 2008

    A prevailing trend in modern architecture is the blurring of the line between outdoors and in. The NanaWall® is a revolutionary folding door system that allows for uninterrupted views when they are closed, and a fully functioning extension of living space when open.
    Opening a room to the outdoors more fully than traditional French doors or [...]

  10. The St. Regis Washington, DC

    by John Francisco Andreu | October 17, 2008

    Royal purple, steel blue, rich rust, spring green, and yellow daffodil
    are but a few of the distinctive, strikingly contemporary, interior color palettes that distinguish the St. Regis, the newly renovated historic landmark hotel with the iconic Italianate exterior, which is thriving again as a hospitality and lifestyle trendsetting destination.
    Located at 923 Sixteenth Street, just [...]