Address: 4948 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 304 Bethesda, MD 20814 

Phone: 301-215-7277 



Photographer: Anice Hoachlander 

MCDStudio is an award winning, boutique architecture firm founded in 2013 by Matt McDonald and Jennifer Verbeke. Our focus is on custom residential projects in which we take a collaborative approach to design within the firm and with our clients. 


MCDStudio’s design work includes a varied portfolio, ranging from small-scale renovations to new, custom-built homes. Small in size by choice, our firm provides an individualized design experience for each of our clients and our principals work directly with the homeowners to meet their project goals.  We leverage the latest visualization technologies, such as virtual reality, and pair that with a practical and collaborative driven design approach to ensure a successful project for our clients.  

This featured project is a full house renovation with a large-scale addition. The design takes advantage of the wooded site with large windows, clean site lines and a “soft-modern” aesthetic. We continued this concept throughout the interior with a large entry foyer featuring an open riser stair that elegantly connects the multiple levels of the home. The second floor bridgeway connects the bedrooms and provides an airy and open feel throughout.