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Simple Lines

Tapped to reimagine a dated farmhouse on Grace Creek in St. Michaels, architect Dale Overmyer took the home down to its original footprint and started over. “The owners wanted to keep the silhouette and materials of a traditional farmhouse, but with modern detailing, especially in the interiors,” he explains. “We placed glazing strategically to enhance water views and provide daylighting. And we kept the palette very light and neutral.”

The airy primary bedroom (left) is located closest to the water. Overmyer took advantage of its position with sliding-glass doors that open onto a Juliet balcony bordered by a clear-glass railing. “The idea was to frame and focus the view with the least amount of architectural distraction,” Overmyer notes.

Designer Carrie Higginbotham, who outfitted the home’s interiors, conjured a spare, minimalist vibe in the bedroom with an ET2 LED Ring chandelier and white-leather chair and ottoman, offset by pops of color from the vibrant rug and bold art.

Renovation Architecture: Dale Overmyer, AIA, Overmyer Architects, Washington, DC. Interior Design: Carrie Higginbotham, Houselife, Inc., Reston, Virginia.

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