Making an informed decision about where and how to live was a priority for this couple. They chose EcoVillage — a co-housing community with an emphasis on sustainable design — in Loudoun County, Virginia, as the place to build their home.
Our clients had a lovely, south-facing site, with an antique red barn, and amazing views of the surrounding landscape. They wanted a house that would take advantage of the views, and present a solid welcome on arrival.
The owners of this new house, set just back from the bay, have lived overseas for a large part of their adult lives, but have always returned to Maine for their summers. The house will serve as a summer house until they and their three children move to Maine full-time.
This guest house-cum-boathouse was built in 2002 to provide a temporary summer home for the family while the main house was under construction.
Highgate is different kind of development in Potomac, Maryland. Each house is in the style of the Cottswald cottages that inspired towns like Lake Forest and Chestnut Hill early in the early 20th century.
This house is part of a family compound. Several houses and various out-buildings share a 176 acre parcel of land in Rockbridge County, Virginia, with unobstructed views to the Blue Ridge Mountains in three directions.