Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This jaw-dropping beauty on the Potomac in Maryland was totally renovated, and the interior was designed by the talented interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale.  This neoclassical home appeared to be a chateau on the river, and for Drysdale it was love at first sight.

It took four years to restore the home known as Marwood.  Drysdale wanted the owner to be able to enjoy the river views from anywhere in the home, so the floor plan was opened up and reconfigured somewhat.

The interior is adorned with beautiful millwork, boiserie which blends with the limestone floors, and elaborate French furnishings.  The tall windows and furnishings are dressed with embroidered linen, and the modern sculpture and paintings offer contrast to the elegant interior.

The home is laden with history and is beautifully written about in the article. Absolutely stunning.  ENJOY!

Find more homes in the May-June issue of Veranda.


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Anonymous said...

That dining room w/ the French doors is amazing! xo

Luciane at said...

Good morning, Teresa!

How are you doing?

This is a gorgeous home! So elegant and chic and that bath... dreamy!

Have a beautiful day!


Luciane at

Anonymous said...

oh my...this is an amazingly beautiful elegant and the white and blue/gray colors...mixed with a small amount of black as an accent...

Alice Olive said...

That bath tub is amazing!

Tracy said...

I am seriously inspired to use the second photo as in inspiration for a powder room I'm disinclined to clutter but want to be compelling. Floor to ceiling frames 360 degrees. simple monochromatic prints, stark frames, white mats. lovely

Maison de lin said...


I definitely like this house, very peace- and restful;
I like verry much your blog.

Greetings from Belgium

The enchanted home said...

Wow jaw dropping is quite right. all the peaceful and open neutral spaces. Its elegant and quiet but dramatic too. Spectacular!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Teresa
Well this might be a strange comment.. but these spaces feel 'clean'.. All that simple colour and design.. must be a lovely place to relax!!

Have a great week... and hope the sun is shining your way.. ciao xxx Julie

Marianne said...

I'd love the have the green table in the first image. Such a perfect piece!

designchic said...

Such a beautiful the soothing color palette - dying for the tub!!

quintessence said...

I love Mary's work and this is a wonderful example. This is a perfect melding of romantic, classicism and feminine details.

Sarah Klassen said...

Such a breath of fresh air -- really, really light and bright and spacious. I nearly ghasped when I saw the first image -- I could quite happily live here forever :)

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