New, approximately 5,000 square-foot residence perched on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Potomac River. 


New, approximately 5,000 square-foot residence cantilevered over edge of a ravine overlooking a small stream on a densely wooded site. The geometry of the building relates to the axis of a natural waterfall across the ravine, sun exposure and the existing trees.


New, approximately 6,500 square-foot residence at crest of 75' rise overlooking about eight acres of pasture land below. This is an unusual site for the Washington area and reminded me of the expansiveness of the Southwestern United States. 

Works in Progress

Bell Street Residence


New Orleans, Louisiana

Greenbriar Court Residence


Boulder, Colorado

Swan Point Residence


Potomac, Maryland

This is our new home in New Orleans: about 140-years old, in a neighborhood alongside one of the oldest navigable waterways in the city. The exterior walls of the existing house were built from salvaged boards that were once a barge that floated down Bayou St. John to transport European goods to the French Quarter and further shipping on the Mississippi River. The rear of the house was renovated, with a roof-top observation deck, in the 1980's.

The design concept is simple and respectful, adding a second floor which will be set back from the street and extending/replicating the historic architecture. The addition will be structually independent from the existing house to prevent any stress on the old bargeboard structure. There will also be a new kitchen in the front of the original house as well as some other, minor interior renovations and updating.

Projected construction start is Autumn, 2018.

Not everyone gets to live with their work, but wife Sherry and I, with some of our children lived there throughout the construction, which spanned 5 years. The project involved the gutting and complete renovation of an 1,800sf, 3-story townhouse All the excitement of changes and new spaces as well as the quotidian of dust and debris were our life for those years. This was a speculative renovation as an investment project for Sherry and me, in partnership with my brother, Richard Fleming. I did all the construction work myself except for mechanical/electrical. This is the 6th home that I've built with my own hands.

This project is a 500sf addition to an existing residence on a large river. The new addition will contain a large exercise pool and the project also includes substantial renovation to the existing, approx. 3,000sf residence. There is a strong visual connection to the water which is a theme throughout the design in terms of views and materials. 


Projected construction start is March, 2018.

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