Wiedemann and his team created an expansive, Victorian-style farmhouse by adding a volume that mirrors the existing structure.
A small corner porch became the entry.
 Another porch runs the width of the original home.
Before

Before + After: Build

Wiedemann Architects embraces Victorian farmhouse vernacular in the clever remodel of an early-20th-century home on Maryland’s Choptank River

Greg Wiedemann and his team created an expansive, Victorian-style farmhouse by adding a volume that mirrors the existing structure. A small corner porch became the entry. The new volume on the left features a master suite with a balcony off to the side; behind it, a screened-in sleeping porch is visible. Another porch runs the width of the original home.

Then Now
The modest, T-shaped house was poorly sited. Though located on the water, it was oriented in another direction. The road led up to the side of the house instead of to the front. An addition made the house into an expansive H shape with a new, south-facing volume. It emphasizes the waterfront with bay windows and a glass-enclosed hyphen connecting the old and new wings.
A small corner porch wasn’t utilized, as it didn’t face the water.Another porch was in disrepair. The small corner porch is now a commanding front entry while the other porch has been restored.
Asphalt siding gave the house a run-down, nondescript look. German shiplap siding clads the residence. Wiedemann added shutters and decorative details such as a gable and a new balcony off the master suite.

Renovation Architecture: Gregory Wiedemann, AIA, Wiedemann Architects, LLC, Bethesda, Maryland. Builder: Reed & Lambert, Inc., Easton, Maryland. Photography: Anice Hoachlander.