Hunt Country

When an avid equestrian purchased acreage in a coveted Virginia Hunt Country location adjacent to the late Bunny Mellon’s estate, she hired architect Thomas Beach and landscape architect Barry W. Starke to design a 3,000-square-foot home and horse farm on the site, comprised of 500 acres of open …

Mountain Majesty

A long driveway wends through woods before emerging to unveil a stone house nestled into the pastoral landscape of White Post, Virginia. The big reveal, though, happens at the home’s threshold. “The front door is centered on a peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains,” says the husband, a retired …

Retro Vibe

The redesign of an 1868 Georgetown row house paid homage to the building’s classic origins. Kitchen designer Paul Bentham and architects Ankie Barnes and Matthew Fiehn created a look that would not only reflect the home’s vintage but also make a strong design statement. The cabinetry is finished …

Treetop Aerie

This glass-enclosed bath suite, conceived as part of a whole-house renovation, is perched in the treetops of a Northwest DC property. The functional and minimalist design by Mary Douglas Drysdale features separate glass enclosures for the shower and WC, along with a soaking tub, dressing room, coffee station, …

Asian Flair

The owners of a post-and-beam deck house in Annapolis hired interior designer Lisa Publicover to overhaul their circa-1980s master bath. Working with kitchen-and-bath designer Tracy McGuinness, she created a clean-lined, modern space to complement the style of the house. “The post-and-beam construction really drove the design,” McGuinness says. …

Industrial Edge

Designing a kitchen on the expansive top floor of an old North Carolina tobacco warehouse-turned-residence demanded a number of outside-the-box solutions. “Finding a way to hide the working parts of the kitchen was our biggest challenge,” says designer Paul Bentham, “along with providing adequate storage without having to …