Category architecture

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I have an intense jealousy for California.  The weather, landscape, people (two of my best friends do reside there), and, of course, the architecture and design.  I’ve already stated my love for Palm Springs and it’s warm-weather designed houses, but throughout the state mid-century gems scatter the neighborhoods.  We have this on the East Coast […]

barn modern

I have a very specific goal in life: to design a modern, light-filled, beautiful barn.  This is a fairly recent goal, but it’s actually very logical. When you have a husband who hunts and whose dream is to buy a few hundred acres in the heart of Virginia, you don’t crush the dream, you work with […]

the zenergy house

The Zenergy House was one of the first projects I worked on out of school.  One of my best friends had moved out to California and, when a company solicited design services for their Home Performance/Energy Star showcase house, she jumped up and took it.  And convinced myself and our other best friend to join in. […]

wide open

Picture a loft-style apartment, transformed from an old office building into a chic apartment.  Only problem?  The columns are spaced 20 feet apart, which means that you either have a very narrow living room and bedroom, but they each have windows, or you have a large living room with a wall of glass and a […]

run dreaming

I typically don’t love working out, but when the weather is nice you can find me running through the neighborhoods of Arlington, dreaming of how I would gut, renovate and add on to the quaint little houses in the area.  I can seriously run for miles doing this.  My tastes are decidedly today’s modern, but […]