Hansen Architects Annapolis
Hansen Architects Annapolis
Hansen Architects Annapolis  (photo by David Burroughs)

View from the Bay

A waterfront home by Hansen Architects marries classical and modern elements with a touch of maritime style

Hansen Architects Annapolis

Built on a challenging waterfront site in Annapolis, this 4,800 SF abstracted farmhouse synthesizes traditional maritime forms with classical and modern elements. Due to environmental and regulatory complexities, the footprint had to be compact and building upward was the best solution. Hansen Architects designed the home with a four-story stair tower on the backside, articulated as an engaged lighthouse with an atrium bringing daylight down to the entry. Panoramic views and natural daylighting were optimized with a floor-to-ceiling window wall and wrap-around deck; the expanse of glass was achieved by incorporating structural-steel X-braces at the outside corner to withstand storms. Board-and-batten siding emphasizes the home’s verticality. The interiors are organized around the client’s art collection and extensive library.

Hansen Architects Annapolis

202 Mount Oak Place, Annapolis, MD 21409

410-212-7970 • hansenarchitects.net