Stephen Muse

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Quiet Spaces Connect Nature and Design

Meditation and yoga rooms must be tailored exactly to the clients’ needs. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. More

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piedmont farm, howard county, md. piedmont farm, howard county, md.

According to Stephen Muse, FAIA, the biggest challenge to designing a large house lies in balancing variety and consistency. More

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top firm: stephen muse, faia

Taking a visitor on a tour of his work one sunny afternoon at the end of summer, Stephen Muse, FAIA, steered his Audi through an Upper Northwest Washington, D.C., community, where several examples of his architecture stand like good neighbors, contributin More

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additions to historic west st. mary's manor, st. mary's county, md. additions to historic west st. mary's manor, st. mary's county, md.

The orderly floor plan at this bold modern residence captured the judges’ attention. So did its restrained materials palette and spotless execution. “It doesn’t have a flaw,” marveled one judge, speaking of the entire project. More

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Found In Translation

When an interpreter translates a sentence, he doesn't reiterate it word for word. Instead, he communicates the speaker's fundamental meaning, adjusting structures and expressions from one tongue to another. Stephen Muse, FAIA, performed a similar adaptation for this Washington, D.C., house, which conveys the spirit of Japanese architecture without actually reproducing elements from it. More

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