A great room by Studio TwentySeven Architecture overlooks the Potomac where it meets the Chesapeake Bay.

Watershack Reborn

Clients hired architect Todd Ray to overhaul what he calls “a ramshackle, moldy ’50s rambler” in Leonardtown, Maryland, overlooking the Potomac River at its confluence with the Chesapeake Bay. Too far gone to salvage, the structure was demolished so a new weekend retreat could take shape. With its two-story wall of windows, the finished great room acts as a portal to views of the watery scene outside.

Architecture: Todd Ray, FAIA, LEED AP, Studio TwentySeven Architecture, Washington, DC. Contractor: Tobin Construction, Bowie, Maryland.