Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Exterior, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material “We looked at so many colonials and couldn’t imagine what we’d do with all the tiny rooms,” says Dianne Bruning, who with her husband, David Owen, enlisted architect Lou Balodemas to update a 1968 home outside of Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Photo 2 of 8 in Minor Adjustments