Portfolio Category: Historic

Three Ponds Manor House

This stately 1920’s Manor House perched on a hill commands sweeping views of ponds and pastures. The center hall Colonial had many formal rooms but some, such as the kitchen and family room, were small, outdated and disconnected from one another. The owners wanted modern convenience and spaces that allowed them to work, relax and…
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Strawberry Hill

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…
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Shadowlawn II

Shadowlawn I - At the age of 100, the estate home known as Shadowlawn was edited and preserved to meet the lifestyle needs of its new owner. The project earned an award from Baltimore Magazine and the American Institute of Architects, Baltimore Chapter. 15 years later, Shadowlawn’s new owner called to inquire as to why…
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Shadowlawn I

Within guidelines established by local preservation groups, an addition brought this 150 year-old Victorian farmhouse into a condition that would support the contemporary lifestyle of its owners. First floor circulation improved dramatically with the addition of mudroom, breakfast room and sitting room. A laundry room and guest room were located on the upper floors. Authentic…
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Roland Park

This addition to an early 1900’s home added much needed living space for this family, and was designed to complement an addition completed over a decade earlier. The new addition included a wine cellar in the lowest level; a new kitchen, rear entrance, mud-room, and laundry area on the first floor; and an exercise room…
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Radial Additions

Originally constructed in 1937 as the centerpiece of a country estate, the new owners elected to give their home a complete interior makeover before moving in. The kitchen was enlarged and modernized as was the master bedroom and bath on the floor above it. Three wings were added to the original home, one to house…
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Made for Entertaining

The owners of this home located in a historic Baltimore neighborhood wanted a much larger kitchen, and because they regularly entertained large numbers of guests, they wanted to improve flow throughout the house. The decision was made to create a gallery addition across the rear of the house, anchored at one end by a new…
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Historic Roland Park

The firm has been involved in several additions and renovations to this house over several years. The first addition was built partially on top of the foundation of a previous contemporary addition to the house. The program included a family room, a billiard room, a changing room/bathroom and kitchenette to serve the pool, a master…
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Historic Homeland

In order for an 80 year-old home in a beautiful historic neighborhood to become more livable for a growing family, all four sides of the home were modified and a new detached garage was constructed. A bay window added character to the front of the home. A sunny breakfast nook and a much-needed mudroom was…
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Customizing A Classic

The firm was asked to help the new owners of a traditional 19th century Maryland farmhouse adapt the property for 21st century living by designing a series of sizeable additions. One pavilion is a state-of-the-art fitness suite. French doors surrounding the open, airy structure allow sweeping views of the redeveloped lawns of the estate. The…
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