Author Archives: Jenni

300 Buckmarsh St: Julia’s Home

The old additions have been swept away, and in their place is the framework for a new addition.  This new section of 300 Buckmarsh will hold the heart of the home—the kitchen!—and the master suite.   The craftsmen on our team … Continue reading

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As summer winds down…

The kids are getting ready to head back to school, and August has rolled into northern Virginia with a cool promise of autumn.  Many people are taking that last, last minute vacation, and considering switching up flip-flops for some sturdier … Continue reading

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Fun in Outdoor Spaces!

We hope you had an excellent Fourth of July…and have just the ticket to make next year’s bash even better!  Take a look at some of the wonderful outdoor spaces we have built for clients!   Why wait?  The next … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: Is your home working for you?

The new EPA rule slipped into place by executive order over the weekend has become a hot topic!  Opinions are numerous and passionate. Politicians, corporations, and people have entered the debate with compelling questions on how this will affect the … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening in Northern Virginia

While doing any type of design research into gardens and garden buildings, you will eventually trip over the urban garden concept. Urban gardening and agriculture brings food production into the city or urban area. Urban locales can turn into food … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! How does your garden grow?

With spring creeping in, the gardening bug must have bitten our clients, as we have had requests for building gardens and for garden sheds.  One client requested a fully enclosed garden designed to be its own little structure with wire … Continue reading

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300 Buckmarsh St: Demolition: Building Bridges

  This article has taken longer to write then I wanted.    We have begun demolition on the 300 Buckmarsh house.  So seemingly un-related…but completely the reason for my writer’s block!  Demolition, which is part of the process when doing rehabilitation, … Continue reading

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Bye, bye Winter! Let’s get ready for Spring…

Wow! Winter has been tough this year! As I stated before, I am new to Northern Virginia. I have spent the last seventeen years of my life between Tucson, AZ and Savannah, GA. So the 18” of snow we saw … Continue reading

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Oh, hello! On being modest…

Being new to Carpenter Beach, I have heard a lot about the homes on Ivandale in Hamilton. One of the things I hear the most is the homes being referred to as “modest”. Everything is “modest” this, “modest” that–which seemed … Continue reading

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