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Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture

How do you typically address floodplain and sloping issues when landscaping on the water? The place where land meets water is ecologically sensitive and has the potential to be brimming […]

Ask the Pros: Custom Building

How do homebuyers ensure they are purchasing a house that’s built to withstand a waterfront climate? When looking to purchase an existing waterfront property, it’s important to understand the building’s […]

Ask the Pros: Interior Design

How do you create neutral interiors that will complement and enhance a waterfront location? There are a few ways to work with neutral interiors in a waterfront setting. It is […]

Ask the Pros: Architecture

How do you define Tidewater style and how did it evolve? What architectural elements are part of this vernacular? Tidewater-style homes typically include wrap-around porches that are covered by an […]

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Architectural Vision WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE WHETHER A WATERFRONT SITE NEAR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS VIABLE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION? There are several key factors. One is whether the property passes the […]

Architectural Vision

WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE WHETHER A WATERFRONT SITE NEAR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS VIABLE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION? There are several key factors. One is whether the property passes the local health […]

Design Inspiration

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENTS WHEN CREATING INTERIORS FOR A WATERFRONT HOME? The view, of course! Choosing colors that complement the water view is my first thought when designing […]

The Perfect Setting

WHAT SHOULD HOMEOWNERS KNOW ABOUT DESIGNING A PROJECT IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL AREA? Building responsibly in the critical area can be a challenging but rewarding process for homeowners willing to hire […]

Built to Last

WHAT COMMON MISTAKES DO HOMEOWNERS MAKE WHEN BUILDING ON THE BAY? A common error when building at the water’s edge is under-investing in a quality building envelope, which is the […]

Architecture on the Bay

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE TIDEWATER STYLE AND WHAT MATERIALS AND ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IT? As is the case with many American vernacular styles, the Tidewater style found in […]

Building on the Bay

HOW DO HOMEBUYERS ENSURE THEY ARE PURCHASING A HOUSE THAT'S BUILT TO WITHSTAND A WATERFRONT CLIMATE? When purchasing a waterfront home in the Chesapeake region, buyers should ask about past […]

Decorating on the Bay

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU OFFER FOR DECORATING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES BY THE WATER? When selecting furnishings and fabrics for outdoor spaces, homeowners should first consider how long they expect their […]

Landscaping on the Bay

HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY ADDRESS FLOODPLAIN AND SLOPING ISSUES WHEN LANDSCAPING ON THE WATER? Projects within floodplains and on steep slopes require a calculated approach—especially those located on waterfront properties. […]

Ask the Pros: Builder

What measures and materials protect a waterfront home from the elements? Ask the Pros: Builder Creating an impenetrable building envelope is paramount, especially along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. […]

Ask the Pros: Architecture

Ask the Pros ArchitectureWhat properties do you look for when selecting windows for a waterfront home? Waterfront homes experience heavy thermal and moisture exposure, especially on the ocean where salt-water […]

Ask the Pros: Landscape Design

Ask the Pros: Landscape DesignWhat advice do you offer clients for creating inviting outdoor “rooms?” We advise our clients to go for function over beauty. Select an area that is comfortable […]

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