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A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland

by Nena Perry-Brown

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 1
McInturff renovation in Highland, Maryland

While open living space has been in high demand for houses over the past several years, this renovation by DC-based architect Mark McInturff in rural Maryland takes the concept to a new level as the owners wanted an interior free of furniture.

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 2
Exterior

Located off the beaten path in Highland, the owners of the 1,200 square-foot cabin specifically requested a house where the only furniture would be a small table for eating. The layout is set up where no room is consigned to a specific use.

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 3
Kitchen area

The owners — a NASA engineer and a cellist and their young child — use pocket doors at night that can be closed to create two bedroom spaces. Roll-away sleeping mats serve as beds.

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 4
Stair

A spiral stair was built to replace a ladder that leads to the loft level and there are closets and built-in storage. The white stucco portions of the house are additions to the original black asphalt-shingled structure. Heating comes courtesy of a small wood-burning stove.

More photos below.

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 5
Stove

A Furniture-Free McInturff in Rural Maryland: Figure 6
Loft landing and stair

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