Rooms with a View: Ship Shape

Tucked into the quaint Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, a traditional abode on Back Creek overlooks a scenic sailboat marina. To take full advantage of this inviting view, architect Rick Ruhf of RPH Architecture—hired to enlarge the home and open it up to the water—designed a modern, three-story addition on the back with a curved wall that creates a panoramic tableau. From each level, a triangular deck juts out “like the bow of a ship thrusting toward the water,” says Ruhf. Pictured here, the lower level of the ipe structure offers a perch from which to watch the sailboats glide by, bordered by cable railings that keep the focus on the view.

Architecture: Rick Ruhf, AIA, LEED AP, RPH Architecture, Annapolis, Maryland. General Contractor: Marcellous Butler, Annapolis, Maryland.