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phillips row, washington, d.c. phillips row, washington, d.c.

The transformation of a forlorn school building into a sparkling complex of 14 single-family homes earned Suman Sorg, FAIA, high marks from judges. They admired her careful use of 19th-century proportions and the way the new Phillips Row houses fit seamlessly into a historic Georgetown neighborhood. Read more

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logan heights development, washington, d.c. logan heights development, washington, d.c.

The architects at diVISION ONE, Inc., couldn't find a developer to build five contemporary town houses in the nation's ultraconservative capital, so they tackled the project themselves, becoming developers, contractors, and designers for the Logan Heights Development. Read more

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martin shocket residence, chevy chase, md. martin shocket residence, chevy chase, md.

If there were ever a project that was a no-brainer, this was it," laughs Mark McInturff, FAIA, describing his renovation of a 32-square-foot photographic studio behind a house in suburban Maryland. The original studio was fitted with tiny windows that looked onto a wide lot. Read more

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rappahannock bend, king george, va. rappahannock bend, king george, va.

The stunning guest wing that Mark McInturff, FAIA, added to a 1930s home in rural Virginia incorporates a raft of traditional elements from the American South. He chose white-painted brick for the walls "because it's a material I love and is appropriately Southern." Read more

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van sweden residence, sherwood, md. van sweden residence, sherwood, md.

When Suman Sorg began designing a country retreat for a noted landscape architect, she focused on garden walls: "They're full of mystery, since you can't see what's behind them, and over time they turn into living, vertical gardens themselves." Read moreweaetxdyvaydzcwq

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