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Marcus DiPietro, Architect

Photo: Marcus DiPietro

Regions Served

  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southeast U.S.

Services Offered

For over 20 years I have been helping clients better their lives through the power of design. Many of these clients stay in touch long after our work together and the construction dust has settled. It is a joy to see them thriving in their new homes.

People who use Remodelista, including myself, as a resource for products and design ideas share an interest in creative solutions for the uniquely challenging world of remodeling. I am interested in clients who enjoy creativity as much as I do.


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Lake House Remodel: Staying within the footprint of a tear-down ranch style house, the new home was given a modern appreciation for lakeside views with commercially scaled storefront windows, steel beam and posts, and a brise soleil to filter daylight into the living spaces.
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Stone Manor Remodel: This was a total home remodel, substantially changing a 70’s style ranch house of no particular beauty. With careful architectural details, old world materials such as hand quarried stone can give perfect balance to modern commercial windows and doors. Thoughtful renovations can unify the modern with the traditional.
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Kitchen Renovation: Adding distinction to this existing residence was a multi-layered exercise in finesse. Beginning with a new portico, formal or informal, the entry should give a hint of what is beyond. Lamp lights, mullioned windows, a covered entrance create an inviting experience. The well detailed roof’s edge also defines the moment to step inside the home.
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Northumberland Remodel and Addition: Architectural details blend modern sophistication with rustic warmth. Custom made columns both satisfy the client’s taste for Moroccan forms and organize the main space. The main room can be seen through out the home from the kitchen, dining, foyer, and his and her study rooms, creating a cohesive unity which was impossible before the redesign of the home.
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Blazer Farmhouse: Rejecting the “mcmansion” trend, this young family sought a timeless sense of warmth and dignity found in smaller, hand-crafted homes. The multiple outbuilding pattern of traditional farmhouses was the inspiration for this wooded site.
remodeled ranch house: this \1950&#8\2\17;s ranch home needed to express th 14
Remodeled Ranch House: This 1950’s ranch home needed to express the couple’s modern lifestyle on a modest construction budget. One open room replaces three cramped rooms and accommodates cooking, dining and living. Pitching the western red cedar ceiling to follow the roof line while removing the central bearing wall adds height and interest to the expanded main space.
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Hillsboro Residence: Wrapping a string of rooms around a central exterior pool provides this home the feeling of a private retreat. Long views open up across the courtyard from opposite rooms to create a sense of expansiveness and intimacy. Deep plaster walls and strong simple arches lend rhythm and grace to the interior.
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Alaskan Remodel: Hand joined timbers entirely frame the new front facade of the home. The door is made of redwood reclaimed from used wine casks. The frame is made of Douglas fir reclaimed from a 19th century warehouse. This new arctic entry brings one alongside the house, on a garden path that is protected from snow and rain by the deep overhanging eaves.
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Escape Day Spa: The client and architect, each new to the building type, shared a collaborative and creative relationship which resulted in an inspired and tranquil place enjoyed by many. The upstairs Salon is spacious and light. Downstairs, the Spa offers a quiet, darkened setting for a meditative yet sensual experience.
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Staying in the Neighborhood Remodel: This home took on a major remodel and the addition of a second story. The challenge was to create a bigger home that enhanced both the neighborhood street-scape and the limited backyard space. By not sacrificing thoughtfully designed architectural details for more square feet, this home remodel and addition look appropriate and is enjoyed by the family of four who decided to stay in their neighborhood.


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  • Marcus DiPietro


  • 416 Barrywood Dr.
    Nashville, TN 37211

Featured Projects

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Modern Farmhouse Exterior

This modern farmhouse gives a young family living on ten acres privacy and unfettered views of their property. Placed deeply at the back of their land, views of the meadow and tree line during the day and the stars and moon at night continue to pleasantly surprise these clients. The first floor is an open plan that manages to invite everyone to cozy up to the kitchen island, settle into the dining nook, or relax under a canopy of clerestory windows. The metal exterior and simple profiled windows balance with the warmth of interior wood paneled walls, a wooden-slat ceiling, and a massive porch fireplace, making this farmhouse distinctively unique.

Photos: Marcus DiPietro
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Modern Home Office and Dining/Living

Replacing an outdated ranch style house, a modern design satisfies the clients’ needs for a spacious and unfettered lifestyle. The wood, ceiling and exterior give texture to the otherwise all white context. Floor to ceiling windows and transoms daylight the entire home, increasing the sense of connection with the beautiful outdoor setting.

Photos: Marcus DiPietro
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Lex Farmhouse Exterior

The home is a modern take on English brick cottages that are grouped together by glass breezeways. Tucked far down a Lexington, KY field, three metal roofed “cottages” gather. Two chimneys that anchor the main living room and the two bedroom cottages on either side. Inside, the cooking hood stands directly across the room from the hearth, exposed ceiling trusses rise up to the roofbeam, and large windows take in sweeping views of the meadow and tree lines.

Photos: Marcus DiPietro
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Modern Brick Home Main Living

A newly built contemporary home with a courtyard pool located in Oak Hill, Nashville, TN. Painted brick exterior with limestone and smooth stucco make simple yet stately accents. The main interior spaces are oriented around the pool area. The home office and dining room have views of the rolling suburban landscape. The interior details are uncluttered allowing serene views both inside and out.

Photos: Marcus DiPietro
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Bungalow Exterior

This is an example of a house that lives generously. At 2,258 square feet, the proportions, massing and siting of this home borrow from the craftsman style bungalow to give its form a timeless simplicity and strength. For example, the side-gabled roof drops down over a deep, inviting porch and cochere to create a lower, horizontal roof line that unifies not only the living spaces of the family’s home but also harmonizes with the smaller homes in the neighborhood.

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