designing beautifully functional living spaces since 1989

Who am I?

I am Claire McLane.   I would love to work with you to take the dreams   Thoughtful residential design enhances your lifestyle.  It is attractive, inviting and affordable.and desires you have for your home and translate them into real, workable schemes.  I will draw plans, get you a building permit, and help you find a qualified builder. Can’t realize all your dreams at once?  Some projects can be broken up into affordable, logical phases.  My goal is to provide you with an experience that is enjoyable, efficient, and maximizes your investment.  The fun is in collaborating as a team.  The excitement is in having new space to enjoy sooner than you would expect.

Offering solutions

Dreaming of improving your home?

What are the unique characteristics of your property?

What are all the possibilities, anyway?

Will it work well and look great when it’s all done?

Can’t imagine in three dimensions?

Do you need help?



How do you get from here to there?

Everyone has a budget –  how can you maximize your investment?

Is there a way to achieve the master plan by executing the project in stages?

How do you find a builder to do the work?

What about design-build?




It can’t be built without plans and a permit!

Can you draw? How fast?

How much time do you want to spend with government agencies?

When can the builder actually start work ?

Who will help ensure the result is what was envisioned?

For a full list of services, please see my services page.

A few comments from past clients

Claire is worth her weight in gold and gives a value which is well beyond the modest fees that she charges.

J. G. – Silver Spring

… along with your experience and expertise, you bring great energy to your projects; that goes far in creating happy outcomes.

M. F. – Kensington

You are a maximum kind of person and that works well on projects!.

S. L.  – Kensington


For more client comments, please see my testimonials page.