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Spectacular Spec Home in Bethesda

Featured Home This home was originally built as a spec home, but when former clients told us they needed to find a home for their son and daughter-in-law, the search for a buyer was over. [...]

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Great Looking Galley Kitchens

The galley kitchen takes its name from the kitchens found on ships, called the “galley”. The typical layout has the cabinets, countertops and appliances connected together or facing each other in straight lines. Sometimes ceiling [...]

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Home Design Trends for 2019

If you’re looking to remodel your home in 2019, here are some home design trends that you can expect to see a lot more of for years to come. Which will you bring home? [...]

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The Accessible Home: Building Homes for All Ages and Abilities

First New Home to Meet Montgomery County's “Design for Life” Level II (LIVEable) Accessibility Standards This new home was built for a young couple moving from a condo in DC to close-in downtown Bethesda. It [...]

By |January 26th, 2019|Building Tips, Custom Homes, Featured Home, Home Improvement, Livability, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on The Accessible Home: Building Homes for All Ages and Abilities

A Timeless Trend: Traditional Style Home Design

While “modern farmhouse” and “urban contemporary” are some of the newer trends in architecture, there are still new “traditional” homes being built. Something about the classic architecture of a traditional home gives us a warm [...]

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A Place for the Whole Family

Family rooms have become one of the most enjoyed rooms in the home, especially when open to the kitchen which is the number one spot for hanging out. As the name implies, family rooms are [...]

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Kitchens with Delectable Dine-In Spaces

While dining rooms are where we go for special meals, the kitchen is where most of our eating happens. That’s why it’s important to design space that allows for family and friends to hang out [...]

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Featured Home Throwback: Arts & Crafts Architecture

WE BUILD HOMES FOR REAL PEOPLE We decided to make this month a “throwback” home, to one we built a dozen years ago for a couple with two young daughters, who are now teenagers! The [...]

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The Wood Beam Wow Factor

The trend for adding wood beams to ceilings and fireplace mantels is actually bringing back a feature from homes built by early Americans. At that time, the beams were both structural and decorative – with [...]

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2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Custom Contemporary Home

How to build something transitional/contemporary and still have it fit in the neighborhood - that was the architectural and design challenge for this month’s featured home. This busy working couple with two children were ready [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Award Winning, Custom Homes, Featured Home|Comments Off on 2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Custom Contemporary Home