Tag: Indoor/Outdoor Connection

Garden Bungalow

Garden Bungalow

This is my own home — a very old worker’s bungalow in historic Takoma Park.  The first floor is devoted exclusively to my sculpture studio.   A ground floor addition and basement remodel resulted in light-filled garden living. Exposed steel beams and columns marry beautifully […]

Sculptural Landscape

Sculptural Landscape

This outdoor room is at once dramatic and intimate – providing privacy from a very close neighbor, inviting indoor-outdoor living, and the sounds and fragrance of the modern garden.

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

The typical small house built in the 1930’s — with small, cut-off rooms — creates the opportunity for a different type of “great room”. Instead of a single (too often sterile space), we create a “great room” composed of interconnected spaces that blur the lines between kitchen, living, dining and study. This type of opening-up with the existing footprint creates the ability to be together while still engaging in separate activities. It’s an inviting, nurturing type of family life.

Opening Up a Small 1940’s Colonial

Opening Up a Small 1940’s Colonial

My client lives in what started out as a small 1940’s colonial in Silver Spring, MD. Like all modest houses of it’s era it had small rooms separated from each other including a small galley kitchen and no foyer — the front door led right […]

An Elegant Low-Cost Modern Kitchen

An Elegant Low-Cost Modern Kitchen

Read About the Transition of This Kitchen in a 1950’s Brick Rambler

A Post-War Brick Rambler Converted to a Salon for Music & Entertaining

A Post-War Brick Rambler Converted to a Salon for Music & Entertaining

Read about the conversion of this post-WWII brick rambler into a Salon for creative people to meet. All Remodeling was done within the existing footprint including a new kitchen, hall bath, and master suite.

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

Selecting Exterior Colors for a 1920’s Bungalow in a Neighborhood that welcomes the quirky and unusual.

Connecting a 1930’s Tudor Revival to the Outdoors

Connecting a 1930’s Tudor Revival to the Outdoors

We added a mere 70 square feet to this 1930’s Tudor revival but dramatically increased the livable space and its connection to the outside.

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Living Room

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Living Room

A good front porch is an extension of your home where you can visit with neighbors, entertain or just watch the world go by.

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

Folks often stop and remark on my garden. It’s fairly young – going on 3 years – with lots and lots left to do. But by thinking through the 4 rules, below, the garden feels much more mature than its years.