Muse Architects

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About Face: A 200-Year-Old Waterfront in Virginia Home Gets a Makeover

A Georgian-style plantation home in Virginia's Tidewater area gets a modern update in keeping with its history. More

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Merit Award, Historically Sensitive Renovation Over $300,000: Tidewater Tradition

A fresh approach for adding on to a 1784 plantation home. More

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Grand Award, Old-House Renovation: Expansive Details

Architect Stephen Muse's award-winning residential addition in Washington, D.C. More

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Whole-house remodeling design award

It all began when an interior designer friend asked architect Stephen Muse whether an interior wall could be moved to increase the size of a wet bar in this 1970s home. More

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Merit Award: Hyphenated Haven

Often the most glaring flaw in a poorly designed addition is that the new work... More

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Grand Award: Period of Reflection

Impressive as they are, the towering front elevations of this historic home say... More

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Wood Posts, Cross Beams, and Rafters Lend Traditional, Rustic Feel

Designers often use wood posts, cross beams, and rafters to lend interiors a traditional, or even rustic, feel. "When you're in a big open space, you feel kind of lost," says Nancy McCarren of Muse Architects, Washington, D.C. "It helps a design to add elements of a scale people can relate to." More

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Grand Award: Manor Born

The judges said the designers of this manor renovation created a "wonderful place... More

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