The circa 1700 house with 19th century additions suffered from sagging structure and decades of deferred maintenance. Curative measures included structural repairs, waterproofing, temperature controls, and a complete new circulatory system of wiring and sprinklers. Equipped with "Smart House" technologies, the homeowner controls lighting, audio, video, computers, HVAC, security systems and out-buildings from a central bank of self monitoring operations. New design features included converting a poorly enclosed "porch" into an all season naturally floodlit sunroom with heated floors, and a bump-out addition with a new back stair, mud room, family room and master suite. The new kitchen incorporates original stonework and the original chimney was retrofitted to handle ventilation above the range. A raised porch steps down to the formal lawn and gardens.
The project was featured in a 10-page spread in the April/May 2010 issue of Chesapeake Home magazine.