Private Waterfront Residence on Aberdeen Creek

The Owner desired a Maryland tidewater home with some elements of Nantucket shingle-style. The site is approximately five acres and posed significant problems at the beginning of site development due to previous unsuccessful percolation tests for a septic system. After approximately 36 months of efforts to re-test the property and work with the local health department, an innovation mound system was approved allowing the project to progress forward. The ultimate plan for this 14,000 SF home was to blend styles creating a distinctive Maryland design. The goal of the interior design was to maximize views to the water and wetlands with large, open rooms and connect them visually to the landscape and exterior spaces including screened porches and patios.

The timber-framed stone pool house with kitchen and full bath provides year-round activity and entertainment and features a six-foot masonry fireplace and visually connects to a timber-framed barn accessory structure. A three-story open stair stone tower connects the floors and is fully paneled from the first floor to the tower ceiling and provides incredible opportunities for viewing the setting sun on the Chesapeake Bay. The first floor, with 11’ ceilings, includes a semi-circular sunroom with a large Rumford masonry fireplace, breakfast room, open kitchen with double islands, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, mudroom, powder room, bead board paneled study and heart pine paneled home office. The sunroom commands a 180-degree view of Aberdeen Creek and surrounding marshes. The first floor also includes a three-car garage, screened porch, outdoor cooking area, extensive coffered and beamed ceiling treatments and wainscoted wall paneling. The second floor, with 9’ ceilings, includes the master bedroom suite, which connects to a second semi-circular sitting room with semi-circular bookcases. The second floor also contains a unique hallway and library space finished to invoke the sense of a sailboat interior, as well as two additional bedroom suites, an exercise room and a laundry room. Located above the garage is a media room with kitchenette and full bathroom. On the third floor, a private guest area includes two full bedroom suites, a bunkroom with sleeping for eight, a sitting area with kitchenette and a playroom. Lastly, a third floor tower room provides views to the water on both sides of the peninsula where the home is located.

Purple Cherry Architects provided interior design services including selection of finishes and assistance with the selection of all fixtures. The design of the home, including the landscape design, was executed in such a way as to preserve the plant life and take full advantage of sweeping views of Aberdeen Creek and the Chesapeake Bay beyond.
“driveway” — hill5433
“Ohhh I like this look” — Gohar Karyan
“Stone” — pmmifsud
“Love the tops of cabinets” — Spring Nichols
“light” — zlmotycka
“Lots of bunks” — kkiligar
“Curtains” — amulcahy8
“Master bedroom overlooking yard” — jojosikani
“Like the sectional” — knbrownsworth
“love the fireplace, ditch the masks!” — cmango29
“Silver stand” — Bridget Graver
“Ceiling” — andyhoyt
“Wow chairs” — lijuangc
“Relaxed area for Obie and Zoey” — Obie & Zoey Wiggins
“Flooring” — jlucia
“glass” — sfdeyo4642
Private Waterfront Residence on Aberdeen Creek
Photography by David Burroughs
“Dramatic” — bmatsu
“P” — 4alphonse
“What I have been looking for” — shavics
“Zebra stool” — Bridget Graver
“sectional” — loridavis58
“Windows” — bigern0025
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