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Before sunroom
Before sunroom

BEFORE.

Kitchen with beverage bar and built-in banquette
Kitchen with beverage bar and built-in banquette

The revamped kitchen boasts a beverage bar and a built-in banquette.

Before kitchen remodel
Before kitchen remodel

BEFORE.

Indoor pool with porcelain-tile floor and plaster wall finish
Indoor pool with porcelain-tile floor and plaster wall finish

The lower level features an indoor pool transformed by porcelain-tile flooring and a plaster wall finish.

Before indoor pool
Before indoor pool

BEFORE.

Sunroom with neutral shade and durable furniture and fabrics
Sunroom with neutral shade and durable furniture and fabrics

Brown painted the sunroom a neutral shade and selected durable furniture and fabrics.

Revamped Retreat

A design team revives a sprawling waterfront abode in Annapolis

Revamped Retreat - 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.”

Revamped Retreat - 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. 

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