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Potomac Country House Tour


Colonial Farmhouse

Featured in 2012

    This spectacular colonial home, designed by architect Bruce Hutchinson, and built by Brendan O’Neill, stands on property that was an open farm field a mere four years ago. Today, this lovely home is framed by mature and artful landscaping. Homeowners Mike and Betsy Brunner achieved their visions of comfort and easy accessibility for their retirement, as well as open and relaxing spaces for family entertaining.

    Enter this bright and airy home, with its spacious open floor plan, and take in the view through the wall of windows highlighting the formal living room. The coffered ceiling adds architectural dimension and visual interest. Note the family heirlooms and sophisticated grey hues in the formal dining room before heading into the gourmet kitchen.

    The open-plan kitchen features cool granite countertops that contrast with the warmth of natural cherry cabinets, and includes a cozy seating area adjacent to a gas fireplace – perfect for after-dinner dessert and coffee. The breakfast nook features an original watercolor of Great Falls Tavern by Graham Kranking.

    Continue onto the spacious patio outside and take in the beautiful landscaping, carefully planned to thrive in a setting frequented by deer. Once again indoors, you will not want to miss another center of family celebration, the basement recreation room. Note the wall of photographs, taken by homeowner Betsy Brunner, displaying many years of family travel.

    A memorable selection of aqua, grey, and earth tones enlivens the first floor, with cooler hues chosen for the bedrooms of this lovely home. The cheerful bright interior is accented with original paintings and crafts from nationally and locally recognized artists. You will leave both relaxed and creatively inspired by your visit.