Building a Net-Zero Home Makes Sense

Many of us want to contribute to a more sustainable future, but we aren’t sure how to make a meaningful impact. Building a net-zero home is the best place to start.  When we meet with clients to discuss building a custom home or renovating an existing one, their sustainability goals are an important part of the conversation. Pursuing net-zero energy makes sense for myriad reasons, and we encourage clients to consider it. Founding principal Will Teass, with the help of our team, walked the talk in the recent renovation of his own Capitol Hill rowhouse. Over a four-part series, we will explore what goes into creating a net-zero home, as well as some key takeaways from Will’s successful project.  Download our guide here. Read More

Renovating a mid-century modern home amid the pandemic

Undertaking a major renovation of a mid-century modern home to create a couples forever home can be a difficult task in the best of times.  Layer on the global pandemic and you have an almost impossible task.  From having to order everything online because showrooms were closed, to major delays getting products and materials, a longer construction timeline was inevitable.  We all adapted and made adjustments to the workflow to bring this house to life.  We incorporated into the design many of their must-haves to suit their current and future needs all while maintaining the building’s simple lines. Read more about the process and see more images of the house in this article in the Washington Post Real Estate Section.

Modern Kitchen Update – This Maryland Pair’s Dreamy Renovation

modern kitchen update with age in place elements


Read about our approach to kitchen design and aging in place strategies we utilized on this mid-century modern kitchen update.  It’s the perfect space to age in place and host the client’s four adult children and grandkids.  We utilized a U-Shaped center island with wide aisles all around that allow for comfortable circulation.  This is for ease of use, but also allows for universal access if mobility of the owners becomes more limited over time.   Check out the full article over at AD Clever.

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