New home design in Northern Maryland for clients looking for smaller floor plan with high style design elements. Reducing the size of the home simplifies our clients lives and allows them to focus on their life priorities. It doesn’t mean they’re compromising on luxury finishes and forward-leaning design ideas including three large cantilevered roof sections. The roofing system is the major focal point of this otherwise streamlined home design. The largest cantilever caps a dining and lounge outdoor living area–greatly increasing the size of the living space. It’s important to our clients that the home be in balance with nature and the natural wood siding run in a vertical board pattern blends in perfectly in this idyllic setting.

Professional photography for this project will be shared in the fall, but in the meantime, we want to share these snapshots of the project.

Modern kitchen with earth tone cabinets: wood-faced uppers and blue lower cabinets,


From the Client

We worked with Peter Twohy to design our “legacy home” in Highland, Maryland, and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Choosing an architect is not something you do every day, and so many things about Peter made that decision easier. In addition to his actual expertise, genius and brilliance as an architect, Peter has a way of getting to the heart of what it is that you truly want, and then collaborating with you to sketch your excitement and ideas into existence. Then, in the most magical way, Peter converts your dream into Virtual Reality so you can walk through every inch of your home before the shovels ever hit the ground! VR takes a daunting process and turns it into a fun, exciting, extremely practical way of building a house, so every bit of the space makes sense to you as you “virtually” move through it. We worked with Peter to create a decidedly modern home, and without the ability to experience it in VR, we don’t think we would have had ended up with a building as uniquely beautiful, functional and perfect for us and our family.

One other thing about Peter stands out: he pays close attention to your budget and is always offering ways to save on the all-important dollar-per-square-foot. He thinks of things you won’t, offers solutions you couldn’t fathom, and stays with you for the entirety of your project (and beyond). He’s an excellent communicator, story-teller and hand-holder, and his happiness stems from your happiness, which for us, was exactly what we wanted. We are happy and grateful to call Peter our friend.

Denise and Richard

Kitchen Backsplash of granite with gray and brown veining.

Bath vanity with mid-century lines and custom tile backsplash