The beautiful houses of Anne Decker Architects

/The beautiful houses of Anne Decker Architects

The beautiful houses of Anne Decker Architects


The company ‘Anne Decker Architects’ , based in Bethesda, MD, is specialized in the design of well crafted homes and additions that enhance their surroundings and sense of place.

‘”Sensitivity to scale, simplicity of form and attention do detail characterize the quality of our work.”explains Anne Decker on the website. And indeed, I really have to admit that after visiting the Anne Decker Architects’ website and after discovering all these wonderful projects, I only could agree with Anne’s words!

You can see and feel that these houses are built or renovated with a lot of craftmanship and with a lot of attention to details!

Anne Decker is nationally recognized and many of her projects won an award. A lot of the projects are featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, Period Homes, New Old House, Residential Architect and Custom Home.

I was so pleased with the email I received from Anne, a few weeks ago! And I was truly honored to hear that she loves to read my blog and that she loves the work of my company, Lefèvre Interiors.

PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT : GORDON BEALL (except otherwise specified)

First I will show you some pictures of a project, of which Anne Decker received a  PALLADIO AWARD in 2009.

This house was featured in the Magazine Period Homes and is also one of my favorites!

The Salamander Farm House. The Plains, Virginia

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The Salamander House, a late –1800s Colonial stone home located on a 165-acre horse farm in The Plains, VA, has been expanded and updated.

Click on the cover of Period Homes to read the article about this award winning project.

Period Homes

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I just love this type of front door.


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This overall view of the rear of the house from the pool reveals  the expansiveness of the home.

Notice the colonnaded terrace !


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The house is based on the five-part Palladian plan with the entry foyer on the second floor leading to the living room. The wings to the north and the south provide private quarters. The north wing houses children’s bedrooms, while the south wing houses the master suite.

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Outdoor dining area.


And here are some pictures of the interior of the house.

I wish my company, Lefèvre Interiors,  could have provided all the beautiful paneling in this house! It really is this kind of made to measure paneling our company is recognized for.

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The renovated living room with its paneled walls, a fireplace and molding designed to give the illusion of height.

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And here are some random chosen pictures of other beautiful houses and interiors of the Anne Decker Architects website.



This doorway is of an amazing beauty and is evidence of a huge craftmanship.



Attention to detail !












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To discover more of these gorgeous houses , please visit the ANNE DECKER ARCHITECTS ‘ website.


Thank you so much Anne for allowing me to use these pictures of your website!


What do you think about this post of today?

Do you love the houses of the very talented Anne Decker Architects?

Is there anyone of you, my readers, who ever built or renovated a house with Anne Decker Architects?

I really would love to know!




Today I am thrilled to announce you – and I feel so honored – that ‘Belgian Pearls’ is featured in the REMODELISTA Design Newsstand!

This is a list of 100+ must-read design blogs from around the world!

You will find ‘Belgian Pearls’ under the label EUROPEAN SOPHISTICATES  here.

I am so thankful to the team of Remodelista for including me in their Design Newsstand list!!! It is a huge honor for me!


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Congratulations to all my other blog colleagues who are featured in the Remodelista Design Newsstand!




All images :

Photographer credit : Gordon Beall Photography except otherwise specified

By |2018-07-11T10:57:09+00:00December 13th, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |26 Comments


  1. Heather @ Satisfying Spaces Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM - Reply

    I love their work! The house in Virginia is one of my all time favorites. 🙂

  2. Splendid Sass Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    Just gorgeous, Greet! The last pool is to die for too. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful images.

  3. stacynanceinteriors Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! I love all the white woodwork. My favorite! How can I get one of those pools in my backyard? 😉

  4. quintessence Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM - Reply

    Greet – Wonderful!! This is exactly the kind of architectural firm I adore – with a respect for the past, acknowledgement of the present and a timeless elegance whose quality wii endure. This is what I tried to achieve when i renovated my last home (wrote about it earlier this fall) and why I spent 3 days writing about the work of Gil Schafer. And congratulations on your inclusion on the Decorista Newstand – well deserved!!

  5. FrenchGardenHouse Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM - Reply

    Greet, stunning houses! The designs are all a wonderful blend of classical architecture with a modern twist, homes that will be cherished by generations. So lovely.

  6. eclecticrevisited Monday, December 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM - Reply

    Congratulations, Greet, on being included in Remodelista's Design Newstand. You have truly earned that position as you have an excellent blog.. and I love this home that you featured in your post… I also think wood paneling is a vital component of a well crafted home. You and your husband do such fine work, hope you post more images from your portfolio again soon… maureen

  7. Home and Lifestyle Monday, December 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM - Reply

    Wat een prachtige huizen! Ik ga snel even kijken of ik afgelopen vrijdag een grote prijs heb gewonnen met de Staatsloterij hi hi!

    Lieve groet, Ingrid

  8. Cindy Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    Hello my friend,
    What beautiful homes, they are so palatial, really amazing spaces. I love the kitchen, especially the chandeliers with the beautiful shades.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  9. THE BLACK BARN Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9:08 PM - Reply

    Wat een mooie huizen!!
    Hier hou ik wel erg van.
    Ik kan het niet betalen,maar ik haal er wel ideeën uit die ik weer vertaal naar mijn geldbuidel.

    Lieve groet,

  10. Anonymous Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9:42 PM - Reply

    oh my goodness! I have been "dreaming" for the past hour!! everything is gorgeous! I can only imagine! I love, love, love white!! any shade of it!! from the front doors to … just anywhere! thank you for making a very cold afternoon seem warm!!
    Pink Hugs,

  11. Acquired Objects Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM - Reply

    I love all these homes, you can see the attention to detailed paid in each one. I love stone work and I can see the detail in the first home…fabulous! Congratulations on being featured, I'm off to have a peek!

  12. A Gift Wrapped Life Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 12:13 AM - Reply

    What a gracious home and setting! Love those island shades, exactly what I have been looking for. XO

  13. Splendid Willow Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 6:05 AM - Reply

    Oh my! What homes! No wonder you took a liking to each other. You need to team up!

    Congrats on being on Remodelista's must read list! You have been on mine for a long time!!

    ox, Mon

    P.s The boots are hoppin'! Wihooo!

  14. Peeters Liliane Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:06 AM - Reply

    Dit zijn nu eens echte droomhuizen ik zie mij daar al wonen inclusief een atelier met zicht op de mooie tuin en zwembad. Vooral het eerste huis is mijn smaak. En dan die keuken onze keuken gelijkt er een beetje op maar is een stuk kleiner. Deze foto's geven mij altijd de nodige inspiratie om ons huis te restylen dit tot wanhoop van mijn man ;).
    Greet je laat ons telkens genieten met jouw prachtige post op dit blog doe zo verder want ik volg je op de voet :).

  15. desde my ventana Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:20 AM - Reply

    Hello Greet,
    Wonderful !!!!I love specially the Virginia House
    Have a nice day,

  16. Things That Inspire Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM - Reply

    Greet, what beautiful work! I am looking forward to going to the website to see the other projects. Thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful architecture firm!

    I love that stone faced house. It is on a beautiful piece of land which really enhances the gorgeous architecture.

  17. Kifus Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM - Reply

    How thrilling to appear on Remodelista! Congratulations to you Greet, and of course you totally deserve it!

    Ohh, these houses are a dream! So beautifully luxurious and elegant! I love the Palladian windows! Thanks for the introduction, Greet.

  18. VictoriaArt Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM - Reply

    Perfect! Congratulations! You must be so proud! It's well deserved, your blog is one huge inspiration to me and so many!
    And today's post just proofs the point! Such beautiful architecture! Palladian windows are so elegant!
    Happy holidays Greet!

    xoxo Victoria

  19. Beadboard UpCountry Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:35 PM - Reply

    Congratulations Greet!
    They couldn't have picked more appropriate candidate for the list! I love the pictures you showed in this post it almost looks as Miss Decker has a Belgian influence….Gorgeous…..
    Maryanne xo

  20. Renae Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 3:20 AM - Reply

    A most hearty congratulations to you Greet!
    Isn't this home lovely? Outstanding architecture and decor!

  21. Merlin Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 4:18 PM - Reply

    Outstanding! This just oozes "taste." I've been by this home before and it's even better in person. franki

  22. house and lot for sale philippines Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    Beautiful designing of the house. So great to live in there. To those who work there, they were very good.


  23. Cleveland Critzer Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10:46 PM - Reply

    Where did you get these awesome pictures? I almost break my jaw when it dropped so far down! Those are out-of-this-world shots. How long did it take for you to find all these houses?

  24. Avery Gerner Friday, November 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM - Reply

    Anne Decker architects are very consistent when it comes to the quality of their job. They always see to it that their designs are excellent. I passed by one of those houses recently. and it's indeed much more beautiful in reality.

  25. jabroon piece Friday, April 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM - Reply

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    I love the pictures you showed in this post.Great looks home.Really beautiful designing of homes.

  26. KhearP Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:40 AM - Reply

    I just take a peek and I discovered your post. This property was awesome and very luxurious. I like the chandelier and I am planning also to buy for our little home. How I wish to live in an elegant house like this in the future and it was my honor to came across to your blog. Thanks.

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