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The front facade before the new addition.

The living room centers on a stone fireplace adorned with a wood mantel.

A before shot of the living room.

The remodeled kitchen traded wood beams for white-painted trusses that accentuate the vaulted ceiling.

A pool house anchors the new swimming pool; McHale Landscape Design landscaped the property.

In a view of the front, the water-facing addition is to the right.

Magothy Makeover

Waterfront views dazzle in an expansive addition devised by Hammond Wilson

About 20 years after designing a family room/kitchen addition to a 1930 Colonial-style home on the Magothy River in Annapolis, Hammond Wilson was asked to return. This time around, new owners had a more comprehensive mandate: to replace a one-story, 1970s-era addition housing the owners’ suite with a two-and-a-half-story side addition encompassing a living room, dining room and butler’s pantry on the ground level; a bedroom and owners’ suite above; and an additional bedroom on the third floor. “The previous addition didn’t fit the original home and didn’t take advantage of the property’s potential,” says project architect Sandie Martino. “The clients wanted it to better suit their family’s needs.” Ultimately, the project expanded to include renovations to the main home as well.

Embracing its traditional aesthetic, principal Leo Wilson and Martino devised a 3,120-square-foot addition; the living room spills out to a side porch that enjoys panoramic water views. The existing kitchen was updated in bright, airy style. Under the auspices of McHale Landscape Design, a swimming pool, oddly sited in front of the house, was filled in and a new one installed near the kitchen; a gabled pool house, designed to complement the architecture of the main residence, stands at one end. The pool house is attached to a new three-car garage, housed in a barn-like volume.

Renovation Architecture: Leo Wilson, AIA, principal; Sandie P. Martino, project architect, Hammond Wilson, Annapolis, Maryland. Renovation Contractor: Gate One Builders, Annapolis, Maryland. Landscape Architecture: McHale Landscape Design, Upper Marlborough, Maryland.

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