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 cozy bedroom with a pink theme adorned with plush toys and featuring an ornate fireplace with an artwork above it.

Room to Grow

“The fireplace, made from western Maryland fieldstone, has just enough detail – including a decorative screen and wide, white mantel – to make if feminine.”—Jim Rill

Bethesda Magazine
Rustic bathroom design with a classic lantern-style light fixture, cream wall tiles, and a wooden door partially open.

Bathroom Design

“This bathroom uses natural elements, such as sticks and logs from the property, which were whittled by carpenters and made into the vanity. Natural slate materials and saloon doors make it a fun, playful space.”—The Rill Architects Team

Chesapeake Home + Living
A tudor-style house with decorative half-timbering and a large evergreen tree beside the entrance.

Back in Style

“The renovated portico extends a warm welcome. We altered the trim above the entry and painted it in contrasting colors to accentuate the home’s Tudor style.”—The Rill Architects Team

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