For this home, located in the historic Edgemoor neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, architect
Anne Decker let simplicity and restraint guide the design, using clean lines and modern finishes to make a welcoming home that mixes contemporary and traditional styles for an effortless and airy look. 58
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In the exterior, traditional forms are interjected with modern twists and details, creating a home that feels warm and familiar yet clean and crisp at the same time.
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Paneled doors are hidden in the curve of the arched opening in the foyer, providing extra storage and creating a seamless appearance when closed.
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The foyer leads into the great room with views to the backyard.
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The beams in the great room ceiling provide
scale to the room while the quiet color palette allows the owner’s artwork to
be a focus. The room flows easily into the kitchen and dining room beyond.
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The white surfaces of the kitchen reflect the light brought into the space through the large windows. The
shallow beams on the ceiling create a subtle texture and rhythm. The kitchen opens into an equally spacious dining room.
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The kitchen looks out to the home’s terrace, which features an outdoor fireplace.
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In the dining room, the thin frames of the steel and glass doors and windows dissolve in the white walls blurring the boundary between interior and
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Hand scraped limed oak floors and celebrated hardware give warmth to the interiors. In the library, black doors create a sophisticated contrast with the white of the walls for a crisp, clean feel.
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Traditional materials of stucco, limestone and copper speak to traditional ways of building while large steel and glass
windows and doors bring a fresh angle.