Muse Architects

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Practice: Beyond the House Practice: Beyond the House

How do residential architects break into new building types? Read more

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Piedmont Farm, Howard County, Md. Piedmont Farm, Howard County, Md.

Beautifully scaled interiors are a highlight of this rural Maryland home. Read more

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Highlights From Georgetown House Tour

On Saturday I took the Georgetown House Tour, an annual Washington, D.C., institution put on by St. John's Episcopal Church. Of particular interest to me were the three architects' own houses on the tour. Read more

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House & Home at Nat'l Building Museum

Last night I attended a press preview for the National Building Museum's House & Home exhibition. Read more

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Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va. Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va.

A historic plantation house is simplified and restored. Read more

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Open-Plan Backlash?

In my experience, homeowners have over the past decade expressed a consistent desire to have the kitchen and living/dining or family rooms completely integrated. Are people now moving back toward wanting a clearer division of spaces? Read more

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A New Use for Chalkboard Paint

Just when you thought every possible application of chalkboard paint had been exhausted, along comes a useful tidbit from Washington, D.C.-area architect Stephen Muse, FAIA. Read more

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Merit Award, Historically Sensitive Renovation Over $300,000: Tidewater Tradition Merit Award, Historically Sensitive Renovation Over $300,000: Tidewater Tradition

A fresh approach for adding on to a 1784 plantation home. Read more

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ra50: Muse Architects ra50: Muse Architects

Muse Architects seamlessly extends the visual vocabulary of the fine, old houses and neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding region. Read more

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edward t. lewis quadrangle, st. mary's city, md. edward t. lewis quadrangle, st. mary's city, md.

For years, Muse Architects concentrated nearly exclusively on custom homes and remodels. Now the firm takes on some institutional projects as well, but it hasn't forgotten the lessons that house design taught. Read more

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