Tag Archives: Potomac MD

BOWA is Washingtonian’s Face of Luxury Condo Renovations

We’re pleased to be included in Washingtonian’s January 2017 issue as “The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations.” Our team certainly has the depth and breadth of experience, relationships and specialized methodologies needed to be successful on the most complex of condominium remodeling projects. If you’re considering the luxury condominium lifestyle, then your first call should be to BOWA. With projects ranging from kitchens and baths to combined-unit renovations, BOWA has more condo remodeling experience than anyone in the area. Our relationships with realtors and building managers allow us to help identify and quickly evaluate units. Once we dive into design,… Read More >

Multi-Level Addition and Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Multi-level Addition Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wished to create more space in their home, but it was critical that the addition blended seamlessly with the existing design.   The BOWA Solution: The BOWA team added a multi-level addition on each side of the home, while also renovating the full exterior and the majority of the interior.  One addition features a three-bay garage, a two-story foyer, a guest suite, and a laundry room. The newly added foyer also provides a convenient family entrance to the home. The second addition includes a library with custom hickory… Read More >

Off & Running

Featured In: Bethesda Magazine  Excerpt: “…Now, as Pereles prepares for its 16th running, the 5K has become a yearly affair in Potomac, involving thousands Autism Speaks 5K founder Susan Pereles of runners and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars every July 4….Steve Kirstein of Potomac became involved in the event shortly after his son, Richard, was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. A principal at the construction firm BOWA, Kirstein has recruited many of his co-workers to participate, and the company has served as a presenting sponsor for the last four years, donating $10,000 each year…Kirstein’s family… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 16th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Richie’s Racers – Beachside 2015 Once again this year I am thrilled to announce that BOWA will be a co-presenting sponsor of the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk.  This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 13th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 16 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and… Read More >

French Country Wine Cellar in Potomac, Maryland

project profile French Country Wine Cellar in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners envisioned a modern, state-of-the-art wine cellar with an ‘Old World’ charm and feel, similar to underground wine storage rooms found in east-central France.  They wanted the space to be comfortable yet large enough to entertain family and friends. The BOWA Solution: Complementing the style of their French Country home, the luxury remodeling contractor designed the cellar to feature four Carderock stone columns that support a double-barrel, vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. The stone provides an historic feel and visual continuity with the entry and blends with the Vermont… Read More >

Purchase Consultation and Whole House Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Purchase Consultation and Whole House Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners found and fell in love with a stately, older Georgian-style home situated on over two acres in Potomac, Maryland, but the house was in a state of disrepair.  With BOWA’s guidance during an extensive pre-purchase consultation, which included a comprehensive home inspection and report analysis, the homeowners decided to move forward with the purchase that many would have walked away from. The challenges of renovating the home involved everything from standing water in the lower level to dark and dated rooms throughout.  The BOWA Solution:… Read More >

“Cook’s Kitchen” Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

project profile “Cook’s Kitchen” Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: This Potomac, Maryland kitchen was dark, awkward to work in and didn’t lend itself to meal preparation or the cooking classes the homeowner frequently conducted. The homeowners disliked their kitchen, because it was dark, access was awkward, and it didn’t suit their love of cooking or the cooking classes she conducts. The BOWA Solution: The BOWA design build team re-configured the existing entry hall, opening it up with a graceful archway and improving the home’s front-to-rear line of sight view.  The breakfast room was better incorporated into the kitchen by… Read More >

Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

project profile Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: These long-time BOWA clients wanted an indoor pool for their family’s enjoyment, and needed a space appropriate for entertaining large groups for charitable and school functions. Accessibility to the pool was a concern, as the homeowners worried that if it was located on the basement level it wouldn’t be used as much. The BOWA Solution: The solution was a carefully designed main-level indoor pool and great room addition, inspired by some of the clients’ favorite vacation spots. Having recently completed a number of other timber-frame structures, BOWA… Read More >

Coming Soon to Potomac – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Potomac on Saturday, November 14th.  Let us  help you get a jump start on your fall cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, November 14, 2015Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere:  8607 Country Club Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more… Read More >

BOWA creates lavish indoor pool area full of natural light

Featured In: Home & Design Sourcebook Excerpt: “Repeat clients in Potomac contacted the design/build firm BOWA to add a great room and outdoor pool to their previously renovated property. But after some consideration, the owners and design team opted to combine the two. “They decided to build an indoor pool with adjacency to the new great room,” recalls principal Steve Kirstein. BOWA partnered with architect David Cooper of Anderson Cooper Group Architects on a design that connects the two spaces. The great room measures a spacious 30 by 50 feet—and the pool area dwarfs it at 45 by 70 feet.… Read More >