Photo by Akseizer Design Group, LLC
Dining room with reclaimed birch ceiling
Dining room with reclaimed birch ceiling

Patio by Skip Sroka (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Patio by Skip Sroka

It's closing May 10th, so if you haven't been yet, check out the DC Design House at a country estate in McLean, VA. As they do every year, the DC Design House showcases the latest in residential home design and benefits a worthy cause. This year, that charity is the Children's National Health System.

Built by Artisan Builders and designed by Harrison Design, the 8,869-square-foot home replicates an old American farmhouse as a nod to Virginia’s rich countryside, while also offering all the amenities of modern living.

By designing the home in parts, rather than as a whole, it appears to have been added onto over the years. The interior floor plan is an L shape, which was popular among early farmers because of the ease and efficiency of adding future rooms. This modern farmhouse offers light-filled interior rooms that blend old elements, such as reclaimed wood and antiques with new features, including top-of-the-line kitchen appliances. A gallery finished with stone from an old Virginia farmhouse and a library paneled in quarter-sawn oak are among the vintage touches.

Nursery by Finnian Interiors (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Nursery by Finnian Interiors

The exterior features covered porches, antique style lighting, and natural stone in a random, hand-cut pattern. Landscape design is by Fine Landscapes and sales by Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate.

“My partners and I are truly thrilled that Artisan Builders’ New Old Farmhouse in McLean, Virginia has been selected as the 2015 DC Design House,” says Stephen Yeonas. “Our entire team is committed to making the event the best ever, while helping a great cause, Children’s National Health System.”

Sarah Wessel Designs country kitchen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Sarah Wessel Designs country kitchen

It's a chance to get decorating ideas, check out the latest trends interpreted by the area's foremost designers, and experience an inviting new home, appointed with the most luxurious furnishings.

For some, it's a great preview of a new neighborhood and, for others, a treasure trove of clever decorating touches that can transform a child's room or study into the favorite room of your house.

We especially liked the breakfast room designed by Sarah Wessel, the nursery by Finnian's Moon Interiors, and the custom monogram-filled bedroom by Ivy Lane Living.

DC Design House is located at 956 Mackall Farms Lane in McLean, VA.

1 Comment For This Article

CD in Oakton

Beautifully done. This is one of the few "design houses," of the many I've visited, that I felt I could live in every room. While all the decor was elegant and luxurious, it was at the same time comfortable and "livable."
A fantastic outing for a beautiful Spring day!