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Potomac Country House Tour

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The Sremac House

Featured in 2011


This bright and airy four-story townhome reflects the talents and design of the owner, Danielle Sremac.  A very talented artist, you will be in awe of her dramatic paintings, which are the focal point of the home.  As you enter the formal living and dining rooms of the home, the tall, nine-foot ceilings with chandelier medallion and elegant crown moldings and the handsome hardwood floors provide a beautiful setting for the owners’ traditional European furnishings.  The colors of the rooms and furnishings complement the homeowner’s private collection of paintings. Note the gilded chandeliers, the fine draperies and the unique hand-painted furniture and accessories in these rooms, all done by Danielle. She has combined expensive antiques with flea market treasures to create a charming home.

The cheerful yellow and blue family room/kitchen is delightful with its transom windows overlooking formal European gardens and a flowering trellis.  This inviting room features Danielle’s impressionistic paintings of bright lavender fields of Provence, France, and is complemented by her wonderful use of colors. The room opens into the very well-organized kitchen where everything has its place.  The center island, the tall 42-inch white cabinets and white bead-board backsplash make this a charming and functional kitchen.

On the 2nd level be sure to notice Danielle’s desk and shelves with the decorative loose-leaf binders in the master bedroom.  This is an important part of her unique organizational skills. Don’t miss the son’s nautical room with Danielle’s paintings of sailboats in Brant Point, Nantucket, and the daughter’s colorful room.  Another charming bedroom and bath are located on the 3rd level.

The comfortable family room on the lower level of the home opens into the garden.  This room has multiple functions as a music room, library and kids’ media room, and also as a studio where Danielle paints and holds classes from time to time.  Notice how Danielle has organized the closet in the powder room with baskets for gardening tools, children’s sport equipment and miscellaneous goods.

During the tour we are fortunate to have Danielle on hand to answer specific “how-to” questions on everything from repainting furniture to organizing your pantry.