Traditional brick mansion with ornamental garden and sundial.

Private Tour: A History of Giving

“We knew right away that this historic house was perfect for our foundation. We looked at the terraces and grounds and fell in love.”—the Homeowners

Home and Design
Cozy living room in a Potomac oasis with a stone fireplace and wooden ceiling, featuring leather armchairs, a bar area, and elegant home decor.

An Oasis in Potomac

“The goal was to build a haven for family and friends to gather and enjoy spectacular views of their woodsy backyard.”—The Rill Architects Team

The Connection Newspapers
Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white subway tile backsplash.

Architect takes on Challenge of a Galley Kitchen

“I see the galley kitchen as an opportunity to squeeze maximum style in a linear layout.”—David Benton

Washington Examiner
Indoor pool area with large windows offering a view of the surrounding forest.

Beautiful Basements

“We took painstaking efforts to keep the trees alive through the construction process, retaining a rich habitat for all wildlife.”—the Homeowner

Washingtonian Magazine
An elegant outdoor area with a fireplace and seating area at dusk.

Bringing the Family Room Outdoors

“With careful design considerations, you can create an outdoor room that seamlessly transitions between the house and the yard.”—Jim Rill

The Washington Post
A backyard with a swimming pool, patio furniture, and a large house with multiple levels and a mix of stone and siding materials.

Change of Plans

“The back of the house is where you can really see the yin and the yang of nature and house working together.”—Jim Rill

Renovation Style
A quaint wooden house with a porch, surrounded by a landscaped garden.

Natural Appeal

“You should find a beautiful property and let it grow with you.”—Jim Rill

Cabin Floor Plans
Elegant bedroom with a four-poster bed, two armchairs, and a neutral color scheme.

Historic Evermay Mansion in Georgetown becomes a $22 million Guest House

“We were attracted to everything, the history of the building and the gardens. It is a national treasure.”—the Homeowners

The Washington Post Magazine
Luxurious backyard with an in-ground pool, patio area, and spacious house with stone accents.

Poolside Paradise

“We wanted to create a cozy, attractive outdoor living area for the family to enjoy.”—The Rill Architects Team

Maryland Life
A wooden door with a silver handle.

Introduce Yourself to the Right Front Door

“The front door is where you want the bang for your buck, it’s the first thing people see.”—David Benton

Washington Examiner
Bright kitchen interior with white cabinets, hanging shelves, and a farmhouse sink.

Picnic on the Porch

“More and more kitchens are being designed at the center of a confluence between indoors and out.”—The Rill Architects Team

Kitchen Trends Magazine
A waterfront house with a sunroom facing a calm river, surrounded by autumn foliage.

Paradise Found

“A simple home is appealing, a place where one listens to the tapping water and the herons’ call, instead of the hum of traffic.”—the Homeowners

Annapolis Magazine
Rustic stone and wood house with a silo at dusk.

History is a Backdrop

“The homeowners were familiar with log cabin construction and wanted such a home for there country retreat. It needed to be rustic and authentic, with hand-hewn timbers, and it also had to look as though it had evolved over time.”—Jim Rill

A wooden cathedral ceiling with a skylight and a white ceiling fan.

Seeing the Light

“The ceiling provides an elegant touch, a flat roof wouldn’t be nearly as ‘wow.’”—the Homeowner

Bethesda Magazine
Elegant outdoor living space with a stone fireplace, wooden furnishings, and a mounted animal head decoration.

Year Round Retreat

“The owners spend lots of time outside so they wanted an outdoor room with TV, kitchen, fireplace and the best views.”—Jim Rill

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