This 1999 Home of the Year is a classic New England shingle-style home in Bethesda, MD, that impressed the judges with its continuity of style both inside and out. The design for this spacious, yet comfortably warm domicile that welcomes friends and family alike, was heavily influenced by the builders’ wife and her desire for a house that was understated, rather than pretentious, in its elegance. The house was designed with “arms to greet you”, describing the wings which radiate off the central core surrounding the semi-circular drive approach.
Builder: Sandy Spring Builders LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
Architect: Rill & Decker Associates, Bethesda, MD
Interior Designer: DeFord-Sharp Inc., Washington, DC