Pictured above is a welcoming, light-filled entry hall featuring a French polished handrail, wood floors by Boardhouse and tall French doors by Tradewood. To see additional photos of this custom house and other projects, please visit our new Website: www.banksdevelopment.com

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. Custom Kitchen
What Inspires Us
Even today, almost 2,000 years after its construction, the breathtaking Pantheon is a remarkable building to see. The spectacular design, proportions, elegance and harmony are a striking reminder of the architecture of the great Roman Empire. When Michelangelo saw this wonder for the first time he said that it looks more like the work of angels, not humans.
Welcome Shawn
Shawn Alokonis
Shawn Alokonis joined Banks Development this past summer. Shawn is a joy to be around. It is not always easy to carry a smile on a construction site, but his easy going demeanor allows him to do so. He is a master carpenter who takes on our most difficult details. In addition to his skilled carpentry work, Shawn has been transitioning into a project manager role. We are fortunate and proud to have Shawn on our team.
Suggested Reading
For those considering or drawn to a contemporary look, L.A. Modern is a great resource full of innovative design and iconic buildings by Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Oscar Niemeyer, among others. This brand of modernism blurs the boundaries of indoors and outdoors. All of the designs highlighted in the book exhibit a sensitivity to site, landscape and human scale.
The Banks Team
Please contact us if you are considering a new custom home or major project.
Banks Development is a custom home builder with an excellent history of homes throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area. We consider ourselves an architect's builder, built on a solid foundation of admiration and respect for great architecture and design. Our vision is to be the first choice in architecturally significant residential construction. We have a passion for creating exceptional residences for clients with a deep aesthetic appreciation for design and craftsmanship.
4811 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 • 301-652-4200