Build + Remodel

  1. A River Runs by it

    by Christianna McCausland | May 28, 2014

    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 [...]

  2. Poolside Paradise

    by Julianne Peeling | March 24, 2014

    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 [...]

  3. In the Land of the Landscape Architects

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | March 24, 2014

    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 [...]

  4. Winning Designs: HBAM Remodelers

    by cmallette | January 30, 2014

    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, [...]

  5. Winning Designs: MICA ROYAL AWARDS

    by cmallette | January 30, 2014

    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 [...]

  6. Winning Designs: Residential Architecture

    by cmallette | January 30, 2014

    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 [...]

  7. Buying the Farmhouse

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 30, 2014

    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 — [...]

  8. ASID 2013 Other Winning Projects

    by cmallette | November 25, 2013

    Residential, Honorable Mention
    Diane S. Taitt — De Space Designs, LLC
    Washington, D.C.
    Laura C. Kimball — LCK Interiors
    Perry Hall, Md.
    Michael D. Noon — Palindrome Design Associates
    Crofton, Md.
    Gina Fitzsimmons — Fitzsimmons Design Associates
    Annapolis, Md.
    Show House/Model Home, Honorable Mention
    Liz Dickson — Millbrook Circle Interior Design
    Baltimore, Md.
    Commercial, Honorable Mention
    Cathy Terranova,
    Anne Arundel Community College
    Hospitality, First Place
    Cathy Terranova,
    Anne Arundel [...]

  9. Creative Spaces

    by cmallette | November 20, 2013

    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 [...]

  10. Deck Those Halls

    by cmallette | November 19, 2013

    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 [...]