SLIDING DOORS GROW MORE POPULAR AMONG HOMEOWNERS

Remodelers around the country are seeing more and more homeowners renovate their space to include large sliding doors, says ProSales writer Sean Wallisch. Homeowners are drawn to both interior and exterior sliding doors for two things: ease of use and size. “Consumer preferences for bigger, more expansive doors will continue …

Cottage Style

A homeowner with two children, downsizing from a large Potomac colonial, loved the smaller scale and urban feel of the 1920s Sears bungalow kit house she discovered in Chevy Chase—despite the fact that it needed extensive remodeling. She purchased the home and embarked on a renovation that would …

Rays of Light

The 1992 contemporary house had fallen into disrepair by the time Bethesda architect Jim Rill was called to its sweeping shorefront on Maryland’s Gibson Island, south of Annapolis. Its new owners, Houston transplants with a passion for design, could see its modernist potential. Rill could see its bones—and …

Waterfront Idyll

At a rocky outcropping on the edge of Whitehall Bay near Annapolis, a panoramic vista encompasses the open waters of the Chesapeake in the distance. There’s a sense of drama on this windswept spot, where expansive water and choppy waves lure sailors itching to race. While designing a client’s …

Domestic Bliss

The home should be the treasure chest of living,” the modernist Le Corbusier once wrote. This insightful nugget would likely have resonated with one couple preparing to design and build a new home in Bethesda. Both CEOs who frequently travel for work, they envisioned a holistic refuge for …