what is it about curves, that add a sense of delight to space? photos by Ken Wyner

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warren5 a kitchen renovation near downtown Silver Spring. the arch and woodwork is made from urban harvest cherry, by treincarnation
binder kitchen & dining addition and kitchen renovation near downtown Silver Spring. the archway was created to link the old kitchen area with the new space.
fairhall bath 3 bath of a master suite addition to a vintage house in Takoma Park, MD
fairhall porch gateway to a garden in Takoma Park, MD
parkcrest living room the arch unifies the elongated living room of this new home in Silver Spring. it provides a sense of shelter for those who gather in the center of the room, and invites views of Sligo Creek beyond
welch family room 5 the graceful lines of the furnishings inspired the intersecting barrel vaults of this addition in Olney, Md. [contractor: Heritage Building and Renovation, Inc
warren2 bathroom renovation near downtown Silver Spring. [contractor: Nautilus Builders]
green bath remodel with curved shower wall the curved wall resolved the tricky floor plan in a new basement bathroom in a home near downtown Silver Spring, Md. light penetrating the glass block illuminates the hall and stairway.  [contractor: Heritage Building and Renovation, Inc]
hk_int14 laundry and dressing room of an addition / whole house renovation of a home in the Takoma Park, Md historic district. the arch was salvaged from the original kitchen
welch family room 3 welch family room 4
Passive house masonry crew reinforces foundation walls

One of the most gratifying moments in the course of any project–whether for a new home or an addition–is that point when the foundation is in place. The design has long been completed, and has been finally approved by Montgomery County. The Passive House analysis and design features have been precertified by PHIUS. The bank has appraised the project, and issued the construction loan. All that hard work and anxiety is over.

Most importantly, the retrograde motion of digging into the earth is reversed–progress is now upward! All the risks of excavation–will we hit rock, or bottomless muck; will we get caught in a summer gully washer that fills the hole with water and mud–all that is over. Now there is something permanent we can see and touch.

Passive House masonry crew sets anchor bolts in wet concrete Passive House plumbing contractors on site of new passive home Passive House construction breaks ground in Maryland 9 inch foam panels insulate foundation slab of Passive House