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Making an Entrance

First impressions are important, which is why the entryway to a house needs to be more than just a pass-through on the way to the stairs.

Country Strong

A former antiques dealer and her husband restore a 110-year-old Bethesda farmhouse-and provide it with personalized touches from a well-traveled life

Mountain High

High school sweethearts find each other again after 30 years-and then find the perfect spot for their dream house in West Virginia

Level Best

After demolishing a 1950s-era house, a Somerset couple builds a dream home that's simple, spare-and spectacular

Growing Warmer

With temperature changes in the region come all sorts of plants that once thrived only in Southern climes

Playing Favorites

Designers have a knack for making sure every room in a house looks great. But let's admit it: When it comes to their own homes, there's often one room they love more than the others

Commanding Presents

Great gifts for the host or hostess

Vintage Style

Three local oenophiles play it cool-with wine cellars and tasting rooms right in their own homes

Dark Secret

Three homeowners see kitchen cabinetry in a different light

Family Ties

A grand old Chevy Chase home is expanded and updated to accommodate three generations

Up on the Roof

There's something inherently charming about a roof deck. Those in the area who have roof decks-and ­there aren't many-agree that a private retreat, often high among the trees, elicits a sense of delight and tranquility.

Bay Watch

Bethesda architect Mark McInturff designs a weekend retreat with a modern, quirky sensibility

The House of Spirits

A onetime speakeasy in Chevy Chase undergoes a dramatic transformation

Screen Test

Many local residents have found a way to beat the elements and enjoy outdoor living in almost every season, creating vacation-worthy spaces right at home.

Living Light

A Bethesda photographer and glass artist creates the minimalist 'tree house' of her dreams

Going Native

Roses are red, but indigenous plants are greener

It's all about hue

Seeing red? Feeling blue? Tickled pink? There's more to color than meets the eye

Room to Grow

Three teenagers get the bedroom makeovers of their dreams

All Fired Up

Whether entertaining clients or toasting marshmallows with the kids, area homeowners enjoy the warmth and beauty of their outdoor fireplaces almost year-round.

Dar House

Hamid and Tammy Darvish Fallahi have created a showpiece that sings: 'Let us entertain you.'

The View Up Here

In the wake of a family tragedy on 9/11, a West Virginia home becomes its owner-architect's sanctuary.


A mother and daughter start a local company that brings style to cookie-cutter rooms on college campuses.

How Mei Xu Found Her Bliss

A Chinese émigrée living in Bethesda creates a home-decorating empire.

Modern Man

Contemporary architect David Jameson is attracting a lot of attention. A visit to his Bethesda home shows why.

Keeping it Honest

Seth Goldman and his wife knew what they wanted in a renovation: It had to be eco-friendly and true to the character of the house.

Extreme Green

Two new homes push the limits of green construction-in very different ways.


A growing number of people are replacing their grass with more eco-friendly and diverse alternatives.

Kitchen Face-lifts

These Bethesda-area homeowners got dazzling new eating and entertaining spaces for under $100,000.

Down Size, Up Style

Luxurious condos with style.

The Good, The Bad and The Costly

Renovations teach homeowners a thing or two.

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