Name: Beth Knox and Bill Hutchins
Location: Takoma Park, Maryland (just over the District line)
Size: 2,100 square feet — 4 bedrooms + basement apartment
Years lived in: 4 years, owned
Other occupants: Tenants in basement, 20-something children from time to time, a variety of guests (extended stay), currently a Congolese pastor seeking asylum.
Even from the end of the driveway, it's clear that entering Bill and Beth's Takoma Park home is bound to be a joyful and unique experience. Pavers crafted from salvaged counter-top remnants and artful tangles of native plants lead the way up to a lively, multi-shade exterior. With nearly every element created out of recycled materials, and cozy lounging nooks placed all around, theirs is a home that invites exploration and rejuvenation both indoors and out.