Since the Spring Equinox occurs this week, I thought it would be appropriate to select a property that has outdoor rooms for extending the living spaces to enjoy nature’s harbingers of spring. Meandering walks through the wooded site end at the pier with its panoramic water views. This contemporary house’s setting on popular Davis Creek blends beautifully into the surrounding woods with its color palette of shades of brown accented by the dramatic story and a half fireplace chimney of multi-colored stone. The floor plan of this one-level house works very well with its simple geometry of one long wing with gable ends bisected by a shorter wing also with gable ends. A continuous waterside deck extends along the rear of the house connecting the glassed three-season room, dining room, great room and master suite.
The shorter gable wing contains the great room, bedrooms and a bonus room at the loft level. The bonus room overlooks both the great room below and views of the water through the great room’s transom windows. The ceiling of the great room soars to the underside of the collar beams and flanking the fireplace are triple windows with two stacked levels of transoms whose jambs and headers follow the pitch of the sloped ceiling. Skylights and side windows also fill this space with sunlight that filters through the trees.
A wide wall opening leads to the dining room with its double window and half French door to the deck. The master suite has its own one-story wing and the master bedroom has a low pitched ceiling and a window and French door to the deck. The brown color palette is echoed in the master bath’s tiled shower surround with decorative tile inserts, tile floor and warm mocha wall. A storage tower unit separates the two lavatories with framed mirrors above. The base cabinet and countertop in front of the storage unit is offset so the counter can be fully used.
The three-season room exterior wall is a series of sliding doors to the deck for a great entertaining area. With a hot tub, bar with stools and other seating this space is ready for warm weather enjoyment. One end of the deck has a table and benches for al-fresco dining with an outdoor fireplace to ward off the nighttime chill.
Wooded, waterfront site, great one-level living and wonderful three-season room and deck for relaxing with family and friends to watch spring unfold!
For more information about this property contact Lynn Hilfiker with Gunther McClary Real Estate at 410-639-2118 (o), 443-480-1163 (c) or email@example.com. For more photographs and pricing visit www.rockhallrealestate.com , “Equal Housing Opportunity”. Photography by Stephen Buchanan, www.buchananphotography.com, 410-212-8753.
Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a architect.
Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee.