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Chesapeake Views Spring 2017

Water's Edge

Water's Edge Near the juncture of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, a bifurcated structure appears to float above the shoreline against spectacular views of the water. Reached by […]

Private Landing

Private Landing Tucked into a private landing on Spa Creek, a modest block of brick, 1980s-era townhouses offers placid views of a row of companion boat slips. A few streets […]

Casual Haven

Casual Haven We’d always hoped for a house on the water,” says the stay-at-home mom of four. Her kids, ages 11 to 18, delighted in waterside holidays, and with the […]


Stand anywhere in Oxford and you’ll likely find yourself peering through a cluster of sailboat masts toward peaceful waters beyond. The heart of this quaint village with shipyards and marinas […]

Coastal Kitchen

Longtime clients asked designer Kristin Peake to give their new vacation home on Maryland’s Choptank River “a Nantucket look,” she says. “They wanted it to be comfortable, coastal and serene.” […]

Fire and Water

Fire and Water Clients living on the South River in Annapolis contacted Walnut Hill Landscape Company to update their pool area, which boasts an enticing water view. The result was […]

Shore Style Made In The Shade

Shore Style Made In The Shade WARM WOOD  Country Casual Teak’s eucalyptus pavilion is 13 feet wide and nine feet at its peak, with a crank-operated oyster canopy and optional, […]

Harbor Vista

Harbor Vista One crisp morning last fall, Michael Weiss joined friends on a boat trip to Baltimore. After breakfast in Fells Point, they headed for the Inner Harbor. “I was […]

Shore Style Island Vibe

Shore Style Island Vibe Kravet has teamed up with the Echo Design Group to create a new line of vibrant fabrics that brings a chic, summery aesthetic to any home […]

Chesapeake Country

Chesapeake Country The second edition of Chesapeake Country celebrates the nation’s largest estuary and its environs with stunning images by photographer Lucian Niemeyer and insightful text by journalist Eugene L. […]

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 […]

Shore Style On a Roll

Shore Style On a Roll Move over, cornhole toss—there’s a new game hitting beaches and backyards. A cross between bocce and horseshoes, Rollors challenges players to roll wooden disks as […]

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 […]

Ask the Pros: Architecture

Ask the Pros: Architecture Describe the challenges and rewards of designing homes in the Chesapeake Bay region.  The superlative challenge is creating a unique piece of architecture that is site-specific. […]

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