The Levine Group Architects + Builders, Inc.

Silver Spring, Maryland

2017 Region 2 Southeast CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior Under $75,000

The client wanted spaces that were more conducive to entertaining while retaining an intimate feel. Balancing these desires with budget required rethinking the existing space in lieu of expanding it. Eliminating underutilized spaces and creating new built-ins throughout provided the basis for the palette of dark rich woods, creamy paints and coordinated granites. Relocating HVAC ducts and tastefully incorporating structural beams were challenges that turned into space defining features. The solution included enlarging openings from the kitchen to the dining room, dining room to the living room, and foyer to the living room. Within the existing footprint an open floor plan with improved functionality and more user flexibility was created while creating a cohesive, comfortable place to live.