I initially set-up as this site to look at cutting edge interior design and explore architectural house styles. I'm still doing that but over the years the space has expanded to become a place for me to bring favorite stories back to life, rant, rave, and publish content that otherwise wouldn't have a home. Here on the front page you'll find links to recently published pieces and everything else.
A few years ago, DC Magazine assigned a story to me about three up and comers in the Washington design scene. One of them was a builder/developer named Mark Turner who was working on a net zero energy house in Capitol Hill - which is pretty much unheard of. Flash forward to 2013 and Mark now wants to completely change how we design and build houses. So actually nothing has changed. Here's my cover story in The Washington Post.
Some stories turn into epic adventures. The Washington Post gave me an assignment in August to follow a professional house flipper attempting to rehab the beauty seen above. His goal was to finish the renovations before October 15 in order to get it on the market before the holidays. Here's what happened...
Breaking! Here's my most recent cover story for Bethesda Magazine, a story about what used to be a farmhouse in what is now, a fairly dense suburban neighborhood. The homeowners have a pretty amazing backstory, lots of cool design touches both inside and on the surrounding grounds of this stately home.
The first time I wrote about Doug DeLuca of Federal Stone and Brick, he was building outdoor fireplace all over upper suburbia for people who wanted to enjoy an open flame in their backyards. He's still doing that and also house hopping by buying distressed properties, turning them into show houses, selling them and then buying another one. Here's the cover story that was written for The Washington Post about the last house he told me he would never sell.
I got the chance to go to Canada a few years ago with a group of travel writers. I decided to shoot some video and then used iMovie to cut it into three episodes of a travelogue, which I posted here and on YouTube. As technology marched forward, the video didn't look so good online so I decided to "remaster," the first episode. But then I saw other things that bothered me in parts 2 and 3, so I re-edited all of them and completely rebuilt the page. Come along on my Adventure in Nova Scotia.
This fairly recent story originally appeared as a feature for The Washington Post Real Estate section. The story is all about transition. A powerful woman in a career transition, a luxury condo in transition and some transitional furnishings. One of the key points in the piece is that if you find yourself in a major transition, make sure the building has a good concierge. Take a look.
As a full time media professional I work with a variety of clients including television networks, newspapers, magazines, agencies, and entrepreneurs. I write articles, scripts, proposals, white papers, web copy, and marketing materials. I also write and produce television and video projects for network, government and corporate clients. My areas of expertise include, architecture and design, energy, automotive, and travel. I maintain a personal website at ScottSowers.com. Thanks for stopping by!
Writer/Producer type broadcasting from Washington DC. My main niche is architecture and design but I also enjoy food, motorcycles, travel and golf - I know, I can't explain it either.