May 2013: Bethesda, MD renovation wins Honorable Mention (small bath) in the National Kitchen & Bath Association's 2013 design competition. From the associated article in the Late Spring 2013 edition of Home & Design magazine:
"A young couple with a growing family turned to Marc Leon of FSI Renovations to help expand their living space. Working with a design plan by Mary-Adams Tartt of M.A. Tartt Interiors, Leon and his team transformed the large, unfinished basement of their clients' Bethesda Colonial to include a laundry room, guest room and family room - as well as a charming full bath.
"The new bathroom combines a marble-topped Empire Rosette Vanity from Restoration Hardware with wallpaper from China Seas through J. Lambeth and ceramic tile wainscoting from Mosaic Tile. Beige mosaic floor tiles complement the Antiqued Coffee finish on the solid oak vanity. A glass shower enclosure keeps the room feeling bright and open. Polished nickel plumbing fixtures from Newport Brass complete the picture.
"BATH & INTERIOR DESIGN: Mary-Adams Tartt, M.A. Tartt Interiors, Washington, DC. ARCHITECTURE: Lucia Windsor Freeman, aggregate architecture + design, Washington, DC. CONTRACTOR: Marc Leon, FSI Renovations, Alexandria, Virginia. FLOOR & WALL TILE: Mosaic Tile Company, Fairfax, Virginia.
SHOWER ENCLOSURE: Enclosures Unlimited, Inc., Sterling, Virginia. PLUMBING FIXTURES: Ferguson Enterprises, Alexandria, Virginia.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael K. Wilkinson."
Recently featured on Apartment Therapy! "Anna & Joe's Living History in Georgetown." An excerpt:
"...2) Find architects as awesome as Mark and Lucia Freeman of Aggregate, who helped us figure out which dreams could become reality, and who helped us figure out how to get there with patience and grace."
We are proud to have worked with some outstanding design teams throughout our combined 20-year career in the DC area.
Mark was part of Objet Design's team when it was selected by the AIA-DC as one of the "Top 21 Emerging Modern Design Firms" in the area. While an employee of CDI, Inc., Mark worked as a project manager for the Butler condominium renovation, designed by Geier Brown Renfro Architects, which was published in Architecture DC ("A Well Grounded Move," Ronal O'Rourke, Summer 2008), and later given a VSAIA Merit Award.
Lucia's work on the interior design and millwork of a historic Georgetown renovation/addition was featured in Architecture DC ("All in the Family: 'Mother and Child' Combines Restoration and New Construction," Steve K. Dickens, AIA, LEED AP, Summer 2011).