Design that Grows and Ages (Gracefully) with you

Aging gracefully does not just apply to people, but to construction and design as well.  In the end, a major factor in whether people are able to age gracefully IS their environment, their ability to thrive and function without the limitations that outdated design can bring.  Often, the realization that changes must be made is

What exactly is “Design – Build”?

“Everything old is new again.” This may apply to any number of things, but in the design and custom builder worlds, this is truer than ever. What was once known as the “master builder” approach, in which a craftsman was tasked with overseeing all aspects of a project’s progress, maintaining continuous quality control throughout, has

The Return of the Ranch Style Home – Back and Better Than Ever

If images of the ranch style house evoke the optimism of the post WWII-boom, where life was lived in technicolor and family social life revolved around the weekend barbecue, you would not be far off.  Introduced in the 1950s in California, the ranch style home was the epitome of modernism, where single level living and

What Our New Logo Means to Us

With the recent launch of our new website also came the introduction of the new Matthew Bowe Design Build logo. Using both classic elements and quality styling, the logo is a reflection of our team’s commitment to creating amazing custom homes in Northern Virginia. But what does the infinity symbol mean? We’re glad you asked! For us,

Say Hello To The New Face Of Matthew Bowe

Notice anything different? If you’ve come to the Matthew Bowe Design Build website before, you may have noticed that we’ve recently launched a brand new customer experience. The new website, sleekly designed, better reflects our core values of integrity, quality, and legacy – all while helping our clients create home that tell their unique story.