This home in Maryland is designed to take advantage of the water views

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

 

Architect Robert M. Gurney, has designed a home in St Michaels, Maryland, that sits on the edge of Solitude Creek.

 

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander


Originally this foundation was occupied by another home, however the creek flooded and damaged the original house, causing it to be removed.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

To be able to keep the same location as the original home, the architect decided to add 2 feet to the height of the original foundation. If they hadn’t done this, they would not have been allowed to build on the same foundation due to new codes and regulations.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

By adding the height, they were able to keep the waterfront location, and build a house that was designed to take advantage of the views.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

The main living area has a wall of windows, allowing direct access to the outside, as well as letting the natural light fill the space.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

The homeowners wanted spaces to accommodate the owners’ collection of modern art, which includes works by the owner, who is an artist specializing in abstract paintings.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

The water views can easily be seen from the kitchen.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

Wood stairs lead to the upper floor.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

The home office has a floor-to-ceiling window with views of the surrounding nature.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

The bedroom has a private balcony, and is surrounded by windows.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

At night the house lights up like a lantern.

This home in Maryland has been designed to take advantage of the water views

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Social Media – Newsletter
Luminaire – December 2016 – 1000 Karat
Social Media – Pinterest