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Combining Stone and Shingle

Stone and shingle homes evoke images of Colorado mountain lodges. And while for many homes, the traditional combination of Western cedar and stone foundation/columns is the perfect mix, others like to add a different twist. [...]

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Custom Home with an Urban-Western Flair

This beautiful custom home on Old Chester Road was built several years ago, but remains one of our all-time favorites. The challenge was to create a suburban home with an urban/Western lodge flavor. The stone [...]

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Rustic Charm meets Modern Luxury

Rustic modern decor has gradually formed into its own style. Wood beams, live edge and untreated wood elements alongside mid-century modern furnishings is a rough, yet accurate description for this luxury trend. The key to [...]

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Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Custom Homes with Mediterranean Inspiration

Summer is here and you dream of vacationing on the Mediterranean Sea… but if you're hesitant to make the trip across the ocean, you might be motivated by some of these Mediterranean inspired custom homes by Sandy [...]

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How To Choose The Right Tile For Your Bathroom Surfaces

All tile is not created equal. They may belong to the same family, but they are different products when it comes down to it. The right tile can vary depending on where you wish to [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Bathrooms, Home Improvement, Interiors, Livability, Renovations|Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Tile For Your Bathroom Surfaces

Custom Home Spotlight | Bradley Hills Bethesda

FEATURED HOME This home was built about 6 years ago for our very own CEO and owner at Sandy Spring Builders, Phil Leibovitz. His goal was to fit into the well-established neighborhood and keep the [...]

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Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Landscaping that will make you wish you had a green thumb

Is gardening your thing? If not, these gorgeous gardens and landscaped yards will make you wish you had a green thumb! The use of plantings and hardscape in a creative way can provide a formal [...]

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Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Towers and Turrets

Architecturally speaking, a turret is a small tower that projects vertically from the wall of a building – think medieval castles. But in the last several centuries, turrets have typically been wider and part of [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Towers and Turrets

What Defines a Luxury Craftsman Style Home?

Luxury Craftsman homes embrace simplicity, eclectic architecture, and natural materials. They may be a fusion of Asian architectural details and the English Arts and Crafts movement, but Craftsman style homes are a distinctly American creation. [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Design Trends, Livability, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on What Defines a Luxury Craftsman Style Home?

Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Fireplaces for Winter Warmth

Fabulous fireplaces can truly be a piece of art in a home. They can be a focal point that centers the room and makes a statement about the overall home design. Whether traditional or contemporary, [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Interiors, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Fireplaces for Winter Warmth