Brown painted the sunroom a neutral shade and selected durable furniture and fabrics.
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The revamped kitchen boasts a beverage bar and a built-in banquette.
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The lower level features an indoor pool transformed by porcelain-tile flooring  and a plaster wall finish.
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Brown painted the sunroom a neutral shade and selected durable furniture and fabrics.
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The revamped kitchen boasts a beverage bar and a built-in banquette.
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The lower level features an indoor pool transformed by porcelain-tile flooring  and a plaster wall finish.
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Revamped Retreat

A design team revives a sprawling waterfront abode in Annapolis

Perched in an enviable spot fronting both the expansive waters of Whitehall Bay and the quaint shores of Pleasant Lake, a 15,000-square-foot home in Annapolis lured buyers who turned to Pyramid Builders for an update. “We had built the home for different clients almost 20 years ago,” recounts Pyramid’s Mark Sanders. “The new owners were looking to create the feel of a coastal family retreat.”

Pyramid worked with architect Patrick Jarosinski and interior designer Christy Brown on a renovation that not only enhanced the home’s existing spaces, but also overhauled the second-floor bedrooms, redid the kitchen and completely transformed the lower level. “We wanted the basement to feel like the interior of a yacht—inviting and sophisticated,” explains Jarosinski. “It’s now equipped with a theater, billiard room, bar/wine cellar, gym, golf simulator, basketball court and indoor pool.”

Under Brown’s guidance, organic materials like wood and stone were retained while a light, neutral palette made way for deeper hues and durable, textural fabrics. The interiors now form an elegant backdrop for an extensive art collection. Says Brown, “Patrick and I worked with a local gallery to curate almost every piece, so the home truly doubles as a live-in art gallery.”

Renovation Architecture: Patrick D. Jarosinski, Patrick D. Jarosinski & Associates, Riderwood, Maryland. Interior Design: Christy Brown, NCIDQ, Christy Brown Interior Design, Joppa, Maryland. Builder: Mark Sanders, Pyramid Builders, Annapolis, Maryland.