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58th Potomac Country House Tour & Festival


Artisans Shown in Recent House Tour Homes


Aiden Design

Cabinetry, 2014 Norton Manor

Bogdan Builders

Builder, 2012 French Colonial Mansion

Dana Brown

Art, 2014 Rowe House

Custom Wreaths of Potomac

Florist, 2011 Hobbins House

Barry Entner

Glass art, 2014 Norton Manor

Francesco Molon Luxury Furniture

Furniture, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

GTM Architects

Architect, 2014 Norton Manor

Gibson Builders

Builder, 2014 Norton Manor

Bruce Hutchinson

Architect, 2012 Colonial Farmhouse


Furnishings, 2014 Potomac Contemporary

Graham Kranking

Art, 2012 Colonial Farmhouse


Pool landscaping, 2014 Norton Manor

Lynni Megginson

Decorator, 2012 Palladian Home

Thomas Moser

Furniture, 2014 Williamsburg Colonial

Claire Murray

Rugs, 2014 Williamsburg Colonial

John Neufeld

Architect, 2012 French Colonial Mansion

Prem Puri

Builder, 2011 Puri Home


Cabinetry, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

Jim Rill Architects

Architect, 2014 Williamsburg Colonial

Danielle Sremac

Design and art, 2011 Sremac House

Skip Sroka

Design, 2014 Norton Manor, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

Elizabeth Jean Warnock

Art, 2011 Ghanbari House

Our Featured Artisans

Other Artisans of Potomac Country House Tour

O'Neill Development

Builder and Contractor, 2015 English Country Manor House, 2012 Colonial Farmhouse

O'Neill Development specializes in custom work, providing pre-construction and construction services. For the client, this means a broad band of help in budgeting, architect selection, design development, and problem solving during the critical early stages of planning; and careful management of the job during the construction period. The company undertakes a broad spectrum of jobs, from new construction and remodeling to smaller home construction and remodeling projects; from institutional and small commercial construction to multi-family construction and remodeling; and finally from land development to subdivision engineering. New residential construction includes reproductions of historic houses, adaptations of period and geographic styles, copies of European classics, and modern adaptations of traditional styles, contemporary designs, and antique cabin and post and beam barn building. Residential remodeling work ranges from enhancing exterior architectural detail to "whole house" rehabilitation, including roof raising and house "moving." Institutional work includes restoration of a performing arts theatre, construction of classroom and chapel facilities, and complete remodeling of a three story office and commercial building.


Landscape Architect, 2015 English Country Manor House

The tools and raw materials of landscape architecture come from the elements of life. The energies of water, fire, air and earth define our work. Our work is also subjected to these elements. The powers of rain, sun, wind, heat and cold transform the garden landscapes we create.

We accept that the beauty we make today will be remade by the elements over many seasons. We’d like to think our work is permanent. It isn’t. But the integrity we build into it—that’s forever.

Because we design and construct intricate outdoor living environments, we fully understand how to protect and care for them. Led by your dedicated garden manager, Surrounds landscape technicians and certified horticulturalists advise you on the best program of care for your gardens and landscape features.

Chapel Valley Landscape Company

Landscape, 2015 English Country Manor House

Chapel Valley Landscape Company is a full service exterior landscape company. We are defined by our unparalleled design, installation and maintenance for both residential and commercial properties.  Founded in 1968 by J. Landon Reeve IV, Chapel Valley has developed distinctive, award-winning landscapes that have been the hallmark of the company's commitment to creativity, quality and service.  Our services include design/build, installation, comprehensive maintenance and land care, irrigation/water management, hardscaping, lighting, green roof technology, and snow removal.

Kandel Construction Group

Builder and Contractor, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

We provide complete, in-house design and construction services, allowing us to manage your project from the initial concept through and after construction.

Virtually all of our business comes from referrals of past clients. We dedicate most of our marketing budget to customer service and client loyalty programs to ensure continued good will.

Most of our clients come to us with a dream of what they want, but not much direction of how to get there. However, we are more than willing to work with your architect or designer if they have already been selected.

Richard Leggin Architects

Architect, 2015 Villa dei Leoni (Breakfast room and rear terrace balustrade)

Richard Leggin Architects was founded in 1983 with the intention of providing clients with professional top-quality architectural and construction services.  Our projects have earned numerous awards, including: Remodeling's Whole House Project Merit Award, Home Book's Design Excellence Award (in four categories), Remodeling Magazine and NAHB Remodelors Council Remodeling and Addition Renaissance Design Merit Award, Best Traditional Home Award, Suburban Maryland Builder Assocition's Project of the Year Award.

Because we remain a relatively small practice, our clients receive the benefit of the direct involvement of the principal on all phases of their projects. We feel that this continuity of service and close attention to our client's needs throughout the course of each project has been an important contributor to the success of the practice, and accounts for the long-lasting relationships we maintain with many of our clients.

H. Paul Davis

Landscape Architect, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

H. Paul Davis Landscape Architects believes that gardens should be both beautiful and timeless as well as evoke a strong sense of place. Principal H. Paul Davis offers clients imaginative, quality designs that draw upon his skills as a landscape architect and artist creating finely detailed gardens that seamlessly integrate functional needs with aesthetics. Built garden elements—pools, walls, terraces, and walkways—are harmoniously linked with the site. Mr. Davis is particularly noted for his dramatic, richly layered plantings that offer visual interest all year round.


Cast limestone planters and garden ornaments, 2015 Villa dei Leoni

Copyrighted Longshadow dry cast limestone planters and garden ornaments are designed and hand crafted in our rural Southern Illinois factory, in the midst of Longshadow Gardens. Since 1994, we have been committed to elegance and lasting American made value.

Our skilled team of local artisans take pride in designing, modeling, casting, finishing and shipping the finest garden ornaments and planters in the world.

American Plant

Plantings, 2014 Rowe Home

American Plant’s Landscape Division is committed to our customers for the long term. From small entertaining spaces to grand gardens, we customize our services with a plan that meets your needs, budget and lifestyle. Our process includes LEED compliant landscape practices, sustainable designs, organic gardening techniques and products. The result is a vibrant, low maintenance garden with inviting and intimate entertainment spaces, achieving the highest quality of outdoor living desirable at your door.


3275 Jennings Chapel Rd

Woodbine, MD 21797



1479 Monroe St NW

Washington, DC 20010




Exclusively serving Potomac, Bethesda and Chevy Chase




6110 Oberlin Avenue

Glen Echo, MD 20812




83 Longshadow Lane

Pomona, IL 62975




11 Russell Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

301.840.9310 ext 103



21580 Blackwood Court

Sterling, VA 20166




7405 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

301 469-7690




Decorator, 2014 Potomac Contemporary

Contemporaria was created as a result of the love and appreciation for architecture and contemporary design by its owner, Peruvian born architect, Deborah Kalkstein.  Kalkstein always envisioned a furniture store that would showcase the latest in contemporary design. Contemporaria exposes consumers to good design.  Now offering a complete range of services from interior design and interior architecture to remodeling and construction, Contemporaria is a full service design firm and showroom which sets it apart from other retailers.

Out of respect for the purity of design, and the respect for our clients, Contemporaria is committed to creating environments that will affect people's lives and bring them most relevant items in contemporary design.  We aspire to share this philosophy through our special events program with the community that surrounds us.

3303 Cady's Alley, NW



Photos and descriptive text on this page are taken from the websites of the firms described, with two exceptions: the photos for Kandel Construction Group and for O'Neill Development are copied from elsewhere on this website and are owned by John Troha Photography as noted below.