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This Multicolor Facelift Owes Much to Modern Art
Abstract expressionist Richard Diebenkorn inspired the fresh coats of paint at this Maryland home.

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They finally found a dilapidated foursquare and hired McInturff Architects to tackle the renovation. But since the house is in a historic district, everything they wished to try came under intense scrutiny. “We were permitted to do mostly what we wanted—provided nobody could see the changes from the street,” Daniel says. In 13-year-old Eliza’s room, 

a built-in bed designed by the architects sports a Marimekko bedspread.
They finally found a dilapidated foursquare and hired McInturff Architects to tackle the renovation. But since the house is in a historic district, everything they wished to try came under intense scrutiny. “We were permitted to do mostly what we wanted—provided nobody could see the changes from the street,” Daniel says. In 13-year-old Eliza’s room, a built-in bed designed by the architects sports a Marimekko bedspread.
Outside, the deck is equipped with a grill, a concrete dining table by Landscape Forms, chairs by Zanotta, and retractable insect screens from Phantom Screens—a necessity in the humid climate.
Outside, the deck is equipped with a grill, a concrete dining table by Landscape Forms, chairs by Zanotta, and retractable insect screens from Phantom Screens—a necessity in the humid climate.