Barnes Vanze was commissioned to design a traditional, Georgian-style stone manse to accommodate a large extended family in the Wasatch foothills.
The chopped-up main floor in an 1980s-era Colonial on a Middleburg horse farm became an open farmhouse kitchen, dining and seating area anchored by a massive stone hearth.
A new estate on the Chesapeake Bay channels colonial-era architecture and style.
A wooded parkside setting provided inspiration for the California Arts & Crafts style of this Washington home, which also honors the husband's Chinese heritage.
A Beaux-Arts-era town house on Embassy Row is restored for a young family who saw its potential.
It was a standard Colonial layout with a Mediterranean facade. Our clients wanted a complete transformation to authenticate the old home's Mediterranean-Revival credentials.
Our Francophile clients came armed with pictures of cottages from Normandy to the Dordogne; we replied with a rustic-chic country house in the middle of DC.
Designing a home when your clients are a builder and interior designer brings about this dazzling result.
A couple downsizes to a city dwelling inspired by their many trips to France—and a beloved Dordogne chateau in particular.
This Washington home is a nod to the small, elegant country houses that populate Paris’ outer environs.
A stately home designed in the Northern European vernacular suits a young family that entertains on every scale.
We had to peel away many layers—some dramatically unexpected—to restore this “exuberant Queen Anne.”
They purchased the land long ago; more than 20 years and several children later, they finally built their dream home there.
We deconstructed one house and built another using many of the old structure’s materials. The result is so much better than the sum of its parts.
Napoleon himself would approve of the new life we gave to this French Neoclassical estate on the Potomac River, which was originally inspired by Empress Josephine’s Malmaison.
A stately home on the edge of Rock Creek Park gets some crisp upgrades—with special care for its Rock-Creek granite exterior.
It used to be the Libyan Embassy—before it was abandoned for 25 years. Our clients wanted to resurrect this Flemish Revival beauty, which still had great bones.
A new farmhouse to befit the proprietors of a vineyard they established in Virginia’s verdant countryside.
These homeowners desperately wanted to infuse modern comfort into an 18th century structure—without shedding its historic roots.
This new kitchen glows like a gem within a custom glass enclosure—a culinary stage over a manicured garden with views of the woods beyond.
A Richmond upbringing filled with gracious homes and antiques informs this couple’s Georgian-style home in DC’s Phillips Park.
Don’t be fooled by the modest façade, which masks a grand Provencal chateau perched on a forested ravine in the rear.
Is there such a thing as a “younger person’s” Colonial home? This design leaves no doubt that there is.
A 60s-era house by the shore sheds its tired, Colonial-Williamsburg look in favor of a more relevant beach-house vibe.