Build + Remodel
When Ward Westrick retired from commercial real estate development, he and wife Ginny were happy to sell their home in McLean and leave the density of Northern Virginia behind to settle on the Chesapeake Bay’s calmer shores. While Ward may have made a living in development, he and Ginny did not want to build a [...]
An award-winning landscape designer brings a touch of the Caribbean to a Kingsville couple.
Recently back from a trip to the Caribbean, Jeannie Schwartz and John Macci still had the exotic scent of orchids and plumeria lingering in their imaginations when they stepped out their back door to take in the familiar sight of their own [...]
These three create as much beauty for themselves as they do for others.
By Kathy Hudson
When it comes to landscape architects’ own gardens, some are like shoemakers’ shoes — untended. Their owners are too busy making other spaces beautiful. Not so with Catherine Mahan, founding partner of Mahan Rykiel; Stuart Ortel, principal and founder of Stone [...]
From smaller projects to whole house redos, this year’s projects show high quality of construction and creative approaches to design.
Each year the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) holds its Remodeling Award of Excellence competition, recognizing excellence in design and craftsmanship.
More than 20 categories included both commercial and residential projects. Here, [...]
Projects such as historic restorations and whole-house redos reveal that beauty and excellence are in the details.
Every year, the Maryland Improvement Contractor Association (MICA) selects winners for its Remodeler of the Year (ROYAL) Awards. Here, we present the ROYAL Award winners in the residential categories for 2013.
For a complete list of winners, including Merit Award [...]
The American Institute of Architects’ local chapter awarded projects with small footprints, sustainable elements and beautiful design.
Each year, the AIA Baltimore presents its annual Design Awards, rewarding the best work of Maryland architects or projects completed in the state. The residential awards can be reconstructions, renovations or new constructions. This year, judges gave out two [...]
His wife had a vision, and before writer Buzz McClain knew it, the historic, dilapidated Crossman dairy became the home of their dreams.
By Buzz McClain
Last year my wife, Leslie, and I, after 20 years of marriage and five houses — Cape Cod bungalow, brick Colonial, one-level ranch, a spec contemporary and a 6,000-square-foot McMansion — [...]
WINNING PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
Residential, Honorable Mention
Diane S. Taitt — De Space Designs, LLC
Laura C. Kimball — LCK Interiors
Perry Hall, Md.
Michael D. Noon — Palindrome Design Associates
Gina Fitzsimmons — Fitzsimmons Design Associates
Show House/Model Home, Honorable Mention
Liz Dickson — Millbrook Circle Interior Design
WINNING STUDENT PROJECTS
Commercial, Honorable Mention
Anne Arundel Community College
Hospitality, First Place
Anne Arundel [...]
This year’s ASID award winners inspire with luxurious yet practical designs,several with an added eco-friendly element.
Maybe the client wants a parental oasis — or maybe the client is a kid who is ready for a great space of her own. Each of the winners in this year’s Maryland chapter of the American Society of Interior [...]
Local interior designers invite us into their homes, sharing creative ideas for festive décor.
This holiday season, we peeked into the homes of some of the area’s top interior designers to get their ideas on how to create seasonal displays for mantels, doors, tablescapes and more. While each project is unique, we learned that some overall [...]