These prime water front areas of the site, in Bishopville on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore, otherwise unbuildable due to critical areas constraints, made way for the new residence, thanks to footprint grand-fathering of the existing cottage and patios. The U shaped layout was conceived to mimic shoreline limits, intended to capture panoramic water views from almost every room in this narrow-width house design, bathing the interior spaces in natural light. Generously proportioned rooms maintain a charming intimacy rarely found in a large, new residence.
Gambrelled roof lines of a new barn on site also integrated into the main house design, yielding an agrarian vernacular to the country manor house aesthetic. Hardie shingle siding, wide white trim, maximized fenestration and simple detailing, blend the home with its’ Atlantic coastal environs. Ipe, stone and copper accents, carriage style doors, handcrafted lanterns and a barn red exterior add to the seamless fusion of country and coastal style.
Timeless materials of wide plank cherry and pine floors, natural stone, marble, slate and aged mirrors, exude the patina of a home that has existed for decades. A thread of refined French Country details flows from the custom kitchen and bar throughout all areas and details of the home. A well thought out use of both antique and modern lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware, tiles and other furnishings and antiquities create an updated clean appeal, while still paying homage to all the parts of this “old” feeling new house.
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