Indoor-Outdoor Solutions

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Source: ELAN Magazine February 2018

“Creating a more satisfying relationship between the house and its setting becomes more important to owners as they continue occupying their homes.” ~ Sonny Nazemian

FINDING ARCHITECTURAL CONTEXT By John Byrd

“Creating a more satisfying relationship between the house and its setting becomes more important to owners as they continue occupying their homes,” explains Sonny nazemian, founder and president of Michael nash design Build & homes.

“Northern Virginians are blessed with a temperate climate and rich green surroundings,” he adds, “so finding ways to connect the house with what’s just outside your door is a strong local incentive– especially as spring turns into summer.”

Homeowner expectations of a better integrated indoor/outdoor scenario is evolving with each season; so, too, the demand for definitive sight lines linking the house to the grounds. and there’s call for well-defined outdoor play zones.

To accommodate, the Michael nash design team is constantly evaluating emerging technologies, grading and landscaping practices, code requirements and interior design trends.

“We’re always expanding to our skills repertoire,” nazemian says. “developing our in-house expertise in a variety of specialty areas is one of our primary missions as a company.”

By way of example, the remodeler referenced four recent projects in which the search for best ways to marry house and setting required tech- nical skills not typically offered in-house by other remodelers. < Read More >