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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 […]

Ask the Pros: Interior Design

Ask the Pros: Interior Design What is your philosophy on using prints versus solid textiles when there are water views in a room? I like to design with a combination of […]

Ask the Pros Landscape Design

Ask the Pros Landscape Design How do you protect a waterfront property from erosion and flooding? There are three main methods we use to protect and control erosion and flooding: […]

Ask the Pros Architecture

Ask the Pros Architecture What factors do you consider when siting a house so that its natural surroundings are paramount? Our approach to siting a house is always based on […]

Ask the Pros Builder

Ask the Pros Builder When building near the bay, what factors should homeowners consider to prevent delays or setbacks due to permitting issues? When building on a waterfront lot, it […]

Ask the Pros Interior Design

Ask the Pros Interior Design How does designing the interiors of a waterfront home differ from the way you design spaces in other locales? In my view, there is no […]

Ask the Pros Interior Design

Ask the Pros Interior Design How do you accentuate a water view in your design projects? When designing a waterfront home, my general philosophy is less is more. Views should […]

Ask the Pros Construction

With an eye on sustainability, what do you look for when selecting windows, siding and roof materials?  Building sustainably is made up of many small steps. Windows and doors should […]

Ask the Pros: Landscape Design

Ask the Pros Landscape Design Discuss the appeal of a beach-entry pool and the pros and cons of a saltwater pool.  Beach-entry pools serve many functions. For young families, having […]

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