All in the Family

When we think about spring, we think about new beginnings. What better way to start a new beginning than searching for the perfect new home? Every spring, Chikia Barnes-Thompson enjoys previewing new construction for design and landscaping ideas. She isn’t just a fan of HGTV; she is a realtor who loves her job.

Start the Year Off Fresh

We have talked a lot about resolutions and starting off fresh. For many people, that can mean joining a gym or setting a personal goal to complete this year. For others, that can mean decluttering and taking on a minimalistic approach to their life. This new fresh start may include moving, selling your old home or purchasing a new home in…

Westbrook Horse Farm

 Article Alyson Turner  Twelve years ago Brian Westbrook purchased a horse farm in Upper Marlboro. Brian, along with his wife, Abby, operated the 50-acre farm and premier boarding facility, raising their own horses and caring for boarding horses.  Then, last October, after 11 years running the flourishing horse farm, Brian felt inspired to give back to the community that had helped…

ROOM(S) TO SPARE

 Article and Photography  Newly renovated, this is paradise nestled in a cul-de-sac. Outdoor features include a pool, jacuzzi/hot tub and gazebo. Best location—just minutes to D.C. Indoor, this is an open floor plan with a two-story foyer and a gourmet kitchen with skylight featuring solid maple cabinets and granite countertops. Fully finished basement with a full bath, huge recreation room and home…