Single Family Homes
Designer carey jacobs’ hunt valley farmhouse combines tradition with modern conveniences— and a few playful twists.
Visitors to Carey Jacobs’ home often tell her, “Your house is very un-Baltimore.” At first, Jacobs, who was raised in Hanover,…MORE
A Baltimore City couple trades in a high-rise condo for a little slice of heaven in horse country.
Steve and Bonsal Brown wanted solitude. Room to breathe. High ceilings and horse country. So in 2007 they left their condo in a Baltimore City high-rise…MORE
Organic materials bring simple charm— and relief from the ordinary— to a Baltimore County Arts and Crafts-style home.
Typical tends to become boring quickly, so when planning the construction of their new house, this Baltimore County couple knew they wanted to change up things…MORE
A traditional home with a neutral color scheme comes alive thanks to some refurbishing and a few bold strokes of color.
Take a traditional fieldstone Baltimore house built in 1928, marry it to the 11th Cassandra in a long lineage of women named Cassandra, who comes with…MORE
A total renovation transforms a former friary on the Severn River into an elegant estate.
Palatial. Unique. Labyrinthian. In many ways, the estate on the Severn River renovated by architect Charles Anthony and interior designer Henry Johnson defies description. The size…MORE
The Little Big Cottage in Homeland
Designer Dan Proctor takes on an important home renovation project: his own.
In the space of 13 years, Dan Proctor, principal/owner of Kirk Designs, and his life partner, Jeffrey Hess, have designed the interior of the three homes…MORE
An Ednor Gardens rowhouse may be quiet on the outside, but inside it’s a riot of color, art and constant change.
The outside of the Ednor Gardens rowhome owned by Ed Istwan and Kim Domanski is as quiet and idyllic as its neighbors, on a narrow street…MORE
A New Look for an Old Baltimore Home
After 20 years in their house in the Hampton area of Towson, a couple pulls up their Oriental rugs, gets rid of many antiques and creates a spare and serene new interior.
Describing the interior style she and her family lived with for 20 years in their home in the Hampton area of Towson, Kathy Novak cringes. “It…MORE
A home in Annapolis gets a major makeover.
A renovation brings cohesiveness— and comfort and style— to a hodgepodge home just a stone’s throw from downtown Annapolis.
In early 2007, when Shawn James and his partner bought their house in the Parkwood community of Eastport, it wasn’t because the place was perfect. In…MORE
An addition that doesn’t subtract
Mid-century Pikesville ranch house in the Stevenson neighborhood gets remodeled to increase not only the living space, but also to add more privacy.
The owners of this mid-century Pikesville ranch house (designed in 1959 by Jordan Sugarman) liked their home’s modern architecture and they loved their Stevenson neighborhood. But…MORE
Architecture, interior design and landscape architecture come together to create a contemporary home that works in concert with its natural .
Click for fully sized photos “I wanted it to feel like it was springtime all year-round,” says the owner of this modern home in Pikesville as…MORE
A Fresh Approach
A large manor house gets reborn as a sophisticated yet comfortable family home thanks to a full-scale redecoration
“We’re not show-offy kind of people. We didn’t set out to buy a house this big,” explains the owner of this 20,000-square-foot home set on 15…MORE
Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman’s Ruxton home reflects their passion for food, wine and travel, and serves as an elegant yet comfortable retreat from the couple’s demanding work life.
“I can get to Charleston in 14 minutes,” says chef Cindy Wolf. “I’ve made it in 11 minutes on a Sunday morning at 5:30,” says her…MORE
Is Henry Johnson crazy? Film director-cum-psychoanalyst John Waters sits down with his favorite designer to deconstruct the method and madness that went into designing the new Johnson homestead in Roland Park.
John Waters: I’m the doctor, you’re the patient. We have the usual 50-minute session. Are you ready, sir? Henry Johnson: I’m ready. You have designed yourself…MORE
For more than a century, the porches of Roland Park have served as outdoor sanctuaries, gathering spots and a hallmark of the community.
When I was growing up in the 1950s and ’60s in Roland Park, the porch was one of the most important rooms in the house for…MORE
A Green Spring Valley home marries an elegant, understated design with high-quality materials from Mother Nature.
When Steven Russel, president of the Russel Automotive Group, set about building a home on 11 acres in the Green Spring Valley, he envisioned the house…MORE