Annapolis Home Magazine Jan/Feb 2023

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Every two years, AHM invites regional professionals to submit their best projects to an independent jury. Read on to meet the winners.

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32 ANNAPOLIS HOME 34 Publishers’ Letter 35 Robert’s Picks 39 Beauty Room | Viva Magenta 98 AHM Awards Gala 102 Home and Professional Services Guide 104 Nobel of Architecture CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS ANNAPOLIS HOME THE FINEST ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OF THE CHESAPEAKE REGION
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Home Magazine Builder & Fine Design Awards

The High-Heeled Gardener Winter Bloomers

Read about special flowers that bloom in winter to light up your garden and heart.

Winter bloomers include Hellebore, which, according to The Loeb Classical Library, in ancient Greece was sandwiched between the split halves of a radish and fed to patients to induce purging.

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Welcome to the January issue of Annapolis Home, featuring the AHM biennial custom builder and design awards. We pause to pay tribute to a dear friend of Annapolis Home, Charlie Buckley, known to many of us as “Mr. Waterfront.”

Few businesspeople will ever have a brand name as memorable and exact as “Mr. Waterfront.” The inventor of the brand, a man almost everyone in Annapolis seems to know, is Charlie Buckley. Charlie passed away this past November from a rare form of nasal cancer. His presence in Annapolis and beyond—especially in the real estate market—was huge. At Annapolis Home, we are grateful to have called him our partner.

Charlie was a pioneer in the Annapolis real estate business. In tune with the advent of the Internet, he began photographing real estate listings before this practice was ubiquitous to the MLS. In another innovative move, he decided to sell only waterfront listings, seizing a market niche and trademarking the moniker “Mr. Waterfront.”

Reid Norris Buckley, his wife of 33 years, shares that beneath his magnetic persona lay a giving, civicminded man. “He loved a challenge and a rescue,” she says. During the early years of their marriage in San Francisco, she recalls that Charlie not only taught himself to sail but also taught Hank Dekker, who was blind. During this time, Charlie had a thriving business training disabled adults to work in the checkprocessing department at Federal Reserve banks.

The couple moved to Annapolis in the early 1990s. In addition to sailing and establishing the Mr. Waterfront team at Long & Foster Real Estate, Charlie became an Emergency Medical Technician and volunteered on the ambulance at Station 40 (across from the hospital). “Since many of the ambulance ‘customers’ were older, he could immediately create a rapport, gathering their vitals while learning about their lives,” she reflects.

A clue to Charlie’s actions may be found in his favorite quote by Goethe: “Whatever you dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Considering Charlie’s entrepreneurial wizardry, it seems he lived by Goethe’s wise words. We thank Charlie for all that he gave to Annapolis.

Reid and two daughters, Kelly and Meagan, succeed Charlie. If you wish to make a gift in Charlie’s memory, please consider the Light House Shelter, Hospice of the Chesapeake, or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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Robert’s Picks

Annapolis

Annapolis Symphony presents Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

This weekend engagement brings together two compositions inspired by themes of survival—Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’clock Shout and Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 “Emperor,” performed by pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Performances on February 3-4 are at Maryland Hall, and the February 5 performance will be at the Strathmore. | annapolissymphony.org.

Naptown Brass Band at Rams Head On Stage

Gaining popularity throughout the greater Annapolis area, the Naptown Brass Band takes on oldies and contemporary hits, all in the style of a New Orleans street band. On February 17, the group plays a special Mardi Gras celebration at Rams Head On Stage. | ramsheadonstage.com/ events

Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Momentum

Described as “a mixed bill,” this showcase by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland combines classical and contemporary work that gives audiences a full understanding of how dynamic and versatile our state’s premier professional ballet company is. This showing is one weekend only, with performances February 24-25 at Maryland Hall. | balletmaryland.org/momentum

Eastern Shore

“1964: The Tribute” at Avalon Theatre

Beatlemania is coming to the Eastern Shore. “1964,” a tribute concert to the iconic ’60s band, recreates the experience of seeing the Beatles perform live, all with an emphasis on historical and musical accuracy. The concert comes to the Avalon Theatre on January 27 at 7:00 pm. | avalontheatre.com

Fractured Modernities: Contemporary Turkish Art at the Academy Art Museum

Exploring the culture of Turkey, both past and present, this exhibit features work by acclaimed artists, including Didem Erbas, Hera Buyuktasciyan, and Erdem Varol. Check it out when it opens on February 24, or visit any time until the exhibit closes on April 16. | academyartmuseum.org

Philip Guston, Painting, Smoking, Eating, 1973 oil on canvas, overall: 196.85 x 262.89 cm (77 1/2 x 103 1/2 in.)

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The Philip Guston Now Exhibit at the National Gallery

This exhibit, opening February 26 and running through August 27, celebrates the career of renowned artist Philip Guston, whose innovative work is known for both its abstraction and figuration, including his biting satirical paintings of the Ku Klux Klan. | nga.gov/ exhibitions/2023/philip-guston-now

Sunset Boulevard at the Kennedy Center

This musical stage adaptation of the classic noir film Sunset Boulevard comes to Washington, D.C., with Stephanie J. Block leading the cast. See it during its limited run opening February 1 and continuing through February 8 with evening and matinee performance options. | kennedy-center.org

An Italian Impressionist in Paris: Giuseppe De Nittis at the Phillips Collection

This first U.S. exhibit of Italian impressionist Giuseppe De Nittis opened at the Phillips Collection in November, and if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, you still have an opportunity through February 12. Don’t miss this collection of 70 pieces primarily depicting 19th-century Paris. | phillipscollection.org

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High-Heeled Gardener Winter Bloomer�

There was a point last month when bleakness seemed to reign. Even the seed heads of last year’s perennials looked lonely, despite hosting a finch or two. Deep in my discontent, I drove down my parents’ winding driveway to see a startling sight: four camellias blooming in my mother’s secret garden, their radiance reflected in the vanishing fog. Soon after, while sipping hot cups of tea, another friend, Cyndra Moygazel, revealed 35 hellebores almost glowing in her lush garden. Then it hit me. Winter is actually full of flowers! We are not necessarily taught this. I am happy to share that there are many flowers that burst into bloom in cold weather. With a little planning, they can sparkle like jewels in our winter gardens. Following are personal favorites suggested by plantsmen Jay Graham of Moody Graham Landscape Architecture and Bob Hruby of Campion Hruby Landscape Architects.

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JAPANESE CAMELLIA

Camellia japonica

The winter-blooming Japanese Camellia, “the tree with shining leaves,” is surely the star of the winter garden. Native to China, Japan, and Korea, the camellia is a member of the tea family Theaceae.

One variety of camellia, camellia sinensis, is the plant from which most teas are made. However, in Northern America, we think of the camellia as an ornamental shrub. One noteworthy specimen is Camellia japonica  ‘Dewa-tairin,’ first recorded in Japan’s Higo Province in the 1600s. Flat, large-petalled flowers have up to 250 showy yellow stamens that spring freely from their centers. Because they bloom prolifically in cold winters, Higo camellias were beloved by the samurai, who saw them as symbols of steadfastness and bravery, according to the International Camellia Society.

Plant in part shade, sheltered from the wind. • Grow in welldrained, rich, acidic soil. • Feed with an acid-forming fertilizer in spring and mid-summer. • Grows 6 to 10 feet high and up to 10 feet across.

ORIENTAL PAPER BUSH

Edgeworthia chrysantha

If the camellia is the star of the winter garden, Edgeworthia must be the sun. Graceful ascending branches begin to bloom in December and continue through the winter.  Dozens of tiny individual florets create 2-inch clusters of beautiful yellow flowers. In spring, after the blooms pass, its bluish foliage has silvery undertones. Edgeworthia, native to Nepal, China, and the Himalayas, has an additional bonus: an intoxicating fragrance similar to the gardenia.

Edgeworthia was named in the early 19th century after an amateur Irish botanist, Michael Packenham Edgeworth, and his halfsister Maria Edgeworth, a novelist. Michael sent many seeds and plant materials to her and other botanists when stationed as an administrator in India from 1831 through the 1850s. The ‘paper bush’ was named for its primary use to make paper—and is still used in Japan to produce ornamental paper and banknotes.

Grow in partial shade and well-enriched, moist soil. • Space plants 7 feet apart. • Maintenance on this plant is minimal; prune to remove diseases and damage. • Grows to a height of 7 feet and width of 7 feet.

WITCH HAZEL

Hamamelis mollis (pictured at left)

Witch hazel flowers in late winter and early spring with branches blazing in fragrant bright yellow flowers. On mild days, their spidery petals unfurl, but when the temperatures dip below freezing, they close up to prevent damage. Inspired by its beauty and perhaps under its spell, the Royal Horticultural Society granted witch hazel the prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Native Americans introduced Hamamelis virginiana, which is both beautiful and medicinal, to early Puritan settlers in New England. The Osage used witch hazel bark to treat skin ulcers and sores; the Potawatomi steamed twigs over hot rocks in their sweat lodges to soothe sore muscles; the Iroquois brewed it in a tea to treat dysentery, colds, and coughs. Today witch hazel is harvested and steam-distilled to create a natural base for toners, cleansers, and makeup removers.

Grow in average, well-drained soil. • Prune in spring after flowering. • Prefers full sun to part shade. • Grows up to 12-15 feet tall and wide.

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THE JUDGES

Anthony “Ankie” Barnes FAIA, LEED AP BarnesVanze Architects

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Ankie Barnes of BarnesVanze Architects received his education at the University of Witwatersrand (B. Arch) and Yale University (M. Arch). He serves on the executive committee of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ICAA and as a founding member of the Leaders of Design Council.

Barry Dixon

Barry Dixon Interiors

With interior design projects spanning the world, Barry Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs. His exclusive collections include furniture, lighting, and accessories for Arteriors, showroom design and products for Fortuny, fabrics and trims for Vervain, upholstery for Tomlinson, and The Naturals Color Collection by Barry Dixon for C2 Paint.

Sandra Youssef Clinton FASLA Clinton+Ries Landscape Architects

Founding Principal of Clinton+Ries Landscape Architects, Sandra Clinton is an accomplished landscape architect and horticulturist with over thirty-five years of experience. Sandy integrates her love of pattern, texture, and color and her passion for plants with her innate talents as a designer of dramatic, contemporary landscapes. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Sandy was recently awarded the prestigious Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society.

The judges selected the award winners independently. All judging was blind.

Winners The

The biennial  Annapolis Home Builder and Fine Design Awards was started ten years ago to recognize high achievement in architecture, custom building, interior and landscape design.

The judges are all distinguished professionals in the field.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mark White, Kitchen Encounters

At each award, we present a Lifetime Achievement Award for a professional who has set themselves apart for their superior work.  The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Mark White, founder and president of Kitchen Encounters of Annapolis. Below are remarks from Editor-in-Chief Kymberly Taylor during her award presentation to Mark:

“The fine work of Mark White came to my attention when I was an assistant editor at  Chesapeake Home many moons ago. The editor told me to keep an eye on him as he was ‘truly creative.’

“Mark reminds me of a jazz tune directed by a rhythm of his own choosing, with surprisingly effortless riffs. He channels these creative vibrations into his kitchen design, producing artistic intuitive spaces.

“Importantly, he is always very giving, willing to train the next generation, informally as a mentor and professionally as a teacher at the Anne Arundel Community College and lecturing nationwide. It is this generosity of spirit that distinguishes Mark White, who founded Kitchen Encounters 40 years ago. A leader and founding member of the Annapolis Design District, Mark’s almost entire adult life has been devoted to excellence in the field and to building community.”

Congratulations to Mark White!

Cindy and Mark White

Total Home Project by a Team of Professionals

GRAND PRIZE

PURPLE CHERRY ARCHITECTS

GYC GROUP, Ltd. CAMPION HRUBY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

EASTERN SHORE GRANDEUR

Combining quiet sophistication with unapologetic romanticism, this breathtaking waterfront retreat along the Chester River offers surprise after surprise in every one of its many details, all of which were carefully considered by a collaborative team composed of architect and interior designer Purple Cherry Architects, custom builder GYC Group Ltd., and landscaper Campion Hruby Landscape Architects. As many as ten structures sit on the estate’s 150 acres, including not only the main house and the guest house but also a carriage house, a pool house, a timber-frame entertaining barn, and much more. Altogether they encompass 44,000 square feet of space for living and entertaining, with meticulously plotted landscaping and hardscaping details. Among the many elements of the architecture and interior design that prove both beautiful and practical are the Chicago brick barrel-vaulted walls of the dining room, the wood-fire pizza oven in the kitchen, and the built-in shelves in the library and office.

Architect & Interior Design: Cathy Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects, purplecherry.com | Builder: Mark Koski, GYC Group, Ltd., gychomes.com | Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion, Campion Hruby Landscape Architects, campionhruby.com | Windows: The Sanders Company, Loewen Windows of Annapolis, loewenwindowsofmidatlantic.com

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FIRST PLACE Total Home Project by a Team of Professionals LYNBROOK OF ANNAPOLIS THE DRAWING BOARD, Inc. FARNADY INTERIORS McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN DESIGN EXCELLENCE

BAYSIDE CONTEMPORARY

What was originally a weekend fishing getaway on the Chesapeake Bay is now a contemporary full-time home designed to fulfill the needs of owners transitioning into their golden years, thanks to architect The Drawing Board Inc., custom builder Lynbrook of Annapolis, interior designer Farnady Interiors, and landscaper McHale Landscape Design. The project entailed demolishing the original first floor to open up the space and bring in modern architectural elements. Raised ceilings create space for the floor-to-ceiling black-based windows that overlook the water. Unusual design elements include waterfall countertops, abstract wallpaper, and lighting fixtures. A central feature is the fireplace with dramatic wall-to-floor ceiling stones. Outside, the home boasts white nickel-gap and metal charcoal gray siding that matches the garage doors. These neutral colors and straight lines are repeated throughout the interior.

Builder: Meredith Hillyer, Lynbrook of Annapolis, lynbrookofannapolis.com | Architect: Peter Miles, The Drawing Board, Inc., thedrawingboardinc.com | Interior Design: Katalin Farnady, Farnady Interiors, farnadyinteriors.com | Landscape Design: Matt Rhoderick, McHale Landscape Design, mchalelandscape.com | Flooring: Elite Hardwood Flooring, elitehardwoodflooring.com | Stone: In Home Stone, inhomestone.com | Photography: Jennifer Hughes

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GRAND PRIZE

A HOME REIMAGINED

DONALD LOCOCO ARCHITECTS

This small addition transformed the entry of a modest village of St. Martins home into a space that now communicates openness and warmth. A focal point of the 221-square-foot interior is its stairway. The railing ribbons up to the second floor, bridging over the front doorway. The resulting open space above the foyer contributes to an airy atmosphere, allowing natural light to infuse the entry space and a discrete second-floor family play area. Despite its modest size, it is well-suited for a young family of four.

Architect: Donald Lococo Architects, donaldlococoarchitects.com | Builder: Acadia Renovations, acadiarenovations.com | Interior Design: Wilson Boland Design, wilsonboland.com | Windows: Quality Window & Door, Inc., qualitywindowanddoorinc.com | Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

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FIRST PLACE

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TALBOT COUNTY WATERFRONT

WIEDEMANN ARCHITECTS

This once-abandoned home was beyond repair, but now it has been reconstructed in the tradition of the original 19th-century tidewater colonial with modern construction techniques and highperformance energy solutions. With its characteristic Eastern Shore telescoping massing, the home has a narrow cross-section that affords cross ventilation and views of the water from most rooms.

Architect: Wiedemann Architects, wiedemannarchitects.com |

Builder: Winchester Construction, winchesterinc.com | Interior

Design: Shaun Jackson Inc., shaunjacksoninc.com | Owner

Representative: Steve Cahall, Blue Point Construction

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Transitional Architecture

DESIGN EXCELLENCE

MERIT AWARD

CHRISTINE M. DAYTON ARCHITECT, P.A. CHURCH CREEK RESIDENCE

Replacing an outdated home along Church Creek entailed creating something that reflected the fond memories shared by the inheritors while meeting buffer and floodplain requirements that were not in place when the original structure was built. The replacement home encompasses 6,000 square feet across three floors and is surrounded by 1,700 square feet of outdoor living space. The spacious first floor has two owner suites and a shared living space. The floating circular staircase leads to two more stories with additional bedroom suites and gathering spaces.

Architect: Christine M. Dayton Architect, P.A., cdaytonarchitect.com

| General Contractor: Focus Construction, focus-construction.net | Interior Design: Black-eyed Susan Style, besusan.com | Lighting Design: Crampton Lighting Design, Inc., cramptonlightingdesign.com

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FIRST PLACE Contemporary Architecture DESIGN EXCELLENCE

FRANZEN HOUSE

ROBERT M. GURNEY ARCHITECT

A simple, rectangular volume built into the sloping woodlands, this house appears as two stories from the street but has four stories facing the Potomac River behind. The house is anchored into the earth with two concrete end walls that span all four stories. Wood-framed walls clad in Shou Sugi Ban connect the two concrete walls at the front of the house. On the woodland side, the four-story infill is mostly glass. Each of the home’s four levels holds a series of decks and balconies for outdoor living.

Principal Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect, robertgurneyarchitect.com | Project Architects: Nicole Dejong and Sarah Solander | Builder: Commonwealth Building and Design | Engineer: United Structural Engineers | Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

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Architectural Remodel and Contemporary

Architecture

MERIT AWARDS DESIGN EXCELLENCE

DONALD LOCOCO ARCHITECTS

OUTSIDE THE BOX OCEAN SUNDIAL

This remodel transformed a home that originally looked and functioned like a small art gallery into a beautiful space better suited for practical family living. Adding glass at the existing front recess allowed the core of the home to fill with light while maintaining the brick massing along the front façade. The owners’ appreciation for art continues to be evident in the way sculpture and other artistic features are incorporated into the home.

Instead of referencing traditional beach architectural elements, Ocean Sundial references another common shoreline-built element: dune fencing. To this end, the built form uses wirebrushed Shou Sugi Ban fins. Additionally, the home was built to maximize panoramic ocean views, while the screen porch and deep deck were designed to manage exposure to direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day.

Architect: Donald Lococo Architects, donaldlococoarchitects. com | Contractor: George Papaheraklis, FineCraft Contractors, finecraftcontractors.com | Landscape Architecture: Jennifer Horn Landscape Architecture, jh-la.com | Structural Engineer: David Linton, Linton Engineering, lintonengineering.com | Kitchen Cabinetry & Walnut Paneling: David Brandon, Eastside Design & Build, buildwitheastside.com | Metal Stair & Railing: Shawn Afsharjavan, IDS Metals, idsmetals.com | Stucco: Claudia Zapata, Seasons Services, Inc. | Artwork: District Arts, districtarts. com | Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

Architect: Donald Lococo Architects, donaldlococoarchitects. com | Contractor: Shay Gallo, Shay Gallo Construction, shaygalloconstruction.com | Structural Engineer: David Linton, Linton Engineering, lintonengineering.com | Windows & Doors: Quality Window & Door, Inc., qualitywindowanddoorinc.com | Photography: Christine Campos, Campos Media OC

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Historic Renovation DESIGN EXCELLENCE

FIRST PLACE

RESTORING HISTORY

LYNBROOK OF ANNAPOLIS

A team of custom builders, archeologists, and a dendrochronologist meticulously restored and rebuilt this 18th-century colonial home. They took core samples from the framing timbers of the original structure so they could preserve the historic integrity during the restoration and rebuild, thus conforming with the restoration standards laid out by the National Park Service. Certain modern systems had to be brought in, such as heating, cooling, lighting, electrical wiring, fire suppression, and plumbing. However, these elements were disguised so the house could retain its original appearance, which reflects the period when it was built.

Builder: Ray Gauthier, Lynbrook of Annapolis, Inc., lynbrookofannapolis. com | Architect: Devin Kimmel, Kimmel Studio Architects, kimmelstudio. com | Landscape Architect: Devin Kimmel and Brian Hjemvik, Kimmel Studio Architects | Landscape Subcontractor: Matt Rhoderick, McHale Landscape Design, Inc., mchalelandscape.com | Historian: Willie Graham | Photography: Jennifer Hughes

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Historic Renovation MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE

ANNAPOLIS RENOVATION

WIEDEMANN ARCHITECTS HISTORIC

When Wiedemann Architects undertook the renovation of the Anne Burton Jeffers House in historic downtown Annapolis, the goal was to restore the many external and internal elements that were showing their age and build an addition at the back that would fit with the original architecture better than one previously built in the 1960s. This renovation included restoring the slate roof, repairing the stucco and interior trim, and returning the wood shutters and shutter hardware to their original condition.

Architect: Wiedemann Architects, wiedemannarchitects.com | Builder: Winchester Construction, winchesterinc.com | Interior Design: Shaun Jackson Inc., shaunjacksoninc.com | Structural Engineer: David Linton, Linton Engineering, lintonengineering.com | Civil Engineer: Matt Lane, Lane Engineering, leinc.com | Owner Representative: Steve Cahall, Blue Point Construction

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Chip Bohl Architects | David Burroughs Photography | Bayview Builders

CUSTOM HOME BUILDING

Custom Home Building

GRAND PRIZE

CHILDS POINT

PYRAMID BUILDERS

Upon entering the custom steel French front doors, the light-filled entry and main hall hold nothing back. Dramatic beams—exquisite planks of charactergrade European white oak—define the design overhead and emphasize the scale of the residence. Glass windows and doors maximize the home’s panoramic views of nature. The home uses many fine finishes, including mosaic marble tile on the bathroom floor and Calcutta Italian Marble on the kitchen counters.

Builder: Pyramid Builders, pyramid-builders.com | Architect: ABS Architects, absarchitects.com | Interior Design: Bryan Huffman Interiors, bryanhuffmaninteriors.com | Cabinets: Steiner-Houck & Associates, steinerhouck.com; Premier Custom-Built Cabinetry, premiercb.com | Millwork: TW Perry, twperry.com | Appliances: ADU–Your Appliance Source, adu.com | Landscape Architect: Campion Hruby Landscape Architects, campionhruby.com | Flooring: Elite Hardwood Flooring, elitehardwoodflooring.com | Photography: Jenn Verrier

Custom Home Building DESIGN EXCELLENCE

FIRST

PLACE

DIVIDING CREEK

GARY SMITH BUILDERS

Inspired by the shingle style popular in New England, this home along Dividing Creek embodies Chesapeake naturalism with an informal feel. Distinctive features of the exterior include the pitched roofs and low-hanging eaves, as well as the many screened porches and verandas that look out over the water. Inside, the home boasts a custom limestone fireplace flanked by built-ins, a round dining room, and a wine cellar with a spiral stair.

Builder: Gary Smith Builders, garysmithbuilders.com | Architect: Sandie Martino, Hammond Wilson Architects, hammondwilson.com | Windows: The Sanders Company, Loewen Windows of Annapolis, loewenwindowsofmidatlantic.com | Framing Contractor: Kirk Weiskopf, Weiskopf Building Contractors, wbc-inc.net | Interior Design: Gina Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimmons Design Associates, fitzsimmonsdesign.com | Landscape: McHale Landscape Design, mchalelandscape.com | Dock: Bay Pile Driving, baypiledriving.com | Photography: Steve Buchanan

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FIRST PLACE Distinctive Home Feature DESIGN EXCELLENCE BAYVIEW BUILDERS

Excellence in MERIT AWARD CUSTOM BUILDING

BAYVIEW BUILDERS

HOLLY FARMS HIDEAWAY, PORTICO (LEFT)

An impressive 11,400 square feet, yet still warm and cozy, this home has an entryway that begins with a rustic entry portico leading up to the 14-gauge steel and glass arched double doors by Clark Hall, elegantly framed by beautiful curved natural fir timbers and brackets. Underfoot is beautiful blue-gray flagstone, and overhead is timeless copper roofing. Inside, the barrel-curved vestibule ceiling simultaneously emanates comfort and provokes awe.

Builder: Bayview Builders, bayviewbuildersmd.com | Architect: Purple Cherry Architects, purplecherry.com | Fabrication: Wellborn + Wright, wellbornwright.com | Landscape Architect: Campion Hruby Landscape Architects, campionhruby.com

MODERN MAGOTHY (ABOVE)

Inspired by the Dutch style of De Stijl, this contemporary home along the Magothy River is, at its core, an immense steel and concrete superstructure built to stand strong against the elements while framing massive amounts of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors which look out onto the water and let in plenty of natural light. Inside, the home has engineered European white oak flooring, a wrap-around fireplace that can be enjoyed from the den or living room, and a distinctive cupola-style skylight.

Builder: Bayview Builders, bayviewbuildersmd.com | Architect: Bohl Architects, bohlarchitects.com | Windows: The Sanders Company, Loewen Windows of Annapolis, loewenwindowsofmidatlantic.com | Landscape Architect: Barks Road Landscape Architecture, barksroad.com | Engineer: Drum, Loyka & Associates, drumloyka.com | Photography: David Burroughs

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INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior Design GRAND PRIZE

MONOCHROMATIC

INTERIOR

FARNADY INTERIORS

A monochromatic interior can be easy to design and make a positive impression, no matter what, but it is the combination of textures that makes it interesting. Furnishings and accessories in different sizes, shapes, and finishes in each room keep the design looking unique. The personalities of the clients—a senior couple starting their new life together—are reflected in the way the home is bold yet quiet, artistic yet soft, and comfortable yet stately.

Interior Design: Katalin Farnady, Farnady Interiors, farnadyinteriors.com | Architect: Peter Miles, The Drawing Board, Inc., thedrawingboardinc.com | Builder: Meredith Hillyer, Lynbrook of Annapolis, lynbrookofannapolis.com | Landscape Design: Matt Rhoderick, McHale Landscape Design, mchalelandscape. com | Kitchen Cabinetry: KONST SieMatic (KONST Union), konstsiematic.com | Floors: Elite Hardwood Flooring, elitehardwoodflooring.com | Finishes: Artstar Custom Paintworks, artstarcustompaintworks.com; Suzi Wood | Photography: Jennifer Hughes

FIRST

DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Interior
PLACE
Design, Whole House
The owners wanted a well-functioning, spacious family home with a style both grand and transitional. This was accomplished by choosing a sophisticated white and gray palette. Adding layers and combining materials and finishes ensured that the trendy gray interior looked interesting. The interior was further enhanced with furnishings and accessories in different sizes, shapes, and textures. By treating furniture as sculptures, the design creates multifunctional spaces and plays with balance. Interior Design: Katalin Farnady, Farnady Interiors, farnadyinteriors.com | Architect: ABS Architects, absarchitects.com | Builder: Pyramid Builders, pyramid-builders.com | Artistic Finishes: Artstar Custom Paintworks, Kelly Walker | Photography: Jennifer Hughes INTERIOR GRANDEUR FARNADY INTERIORS

SERENE RETREAT

C. NEWMAN INTERIORS

This primary bedroom began as a four-room suite. No longer functional and in need of an update, the client chose to close off one of the extra rooms and convert it to an office and additional storage space to alleviate crowding in the small walk-in closet. Done in a soothing palette composed of shades of gray, the remaining two rooms were converted to a comfortable sitting area with no television and the main bedroom, complete with a fireplace and television. To improve the floor plan, one set of double doors was closed off. A built-in wall unit holds drawers, artwork, and an electric fireplace, creating a romantic ambiance.

Interior Design: Cathy Newman, C. Newman Interiors, cnewmaninteriors.com | Woodwork: Woodworking by Design, LLC, woodworkingbydesignllc.com | FRED Home Improvement Services, A divison of Case Remodeling, schedulefred.com

This home was conceived for a couple whose children had grown up and flown the nest. The idea was to create a vacation-like atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy together. The exterior is a transitional take on a Bahamian style with large windows, shutters, and wood soffits. Each surface was considered in this project, whether it was paneled, beamed, tiled, or wall covered. The house embraces understated elegance and is full of texture and visual interest.

Interior Design: Erin Paige Pitts, Erin Paige Pitts Interiors, erinpaigepittsinteriors.com | Photography: Carmel Brantley

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Interior Design, Primary Suite Out-of-State Project by an Annapolis Designer MERIT AWARD MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE DESIGN EXCELLENCE
GLAZER RESIDENCE
ERIN PAIGE PITTS INTERIORS

Interior Design, Commercial or Public Project

MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE

THE

BEXLEY

INTERIOR CONCEPTS INC.

The Bexley offers refined condo living with one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats, each one spacious with expansive windows and sizable living rooms. The task was to decorate its state-of-the-art amenity spaces, such as the clubroom, concierge desk, lobby, mail room, outdoor spaces, and fitness center. Throughout the project, linear lines create a contemporary, chic vibe reminiscent of a boutique hotel. Coloration is sophisticated and simple, with whites and greys juxtaposed with beautiful jolts of color in turquoise and bright yellows.

Interior Design: Interior Concepts, Inc., interiorconceptsinc.com Contractor: NVR, Inc. nvrinc.com

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KITCHEN DESIGN

GRAND PRIZE Kitchen Design

WOODED RETREAT

DELBERT ADAMS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC

This kitchen remodel was not only about updating but also about creating better flow, better use of the space, and more storage options. This meant removing as many wall cabinets as possible to open the space. This kitchen also had to incorporate doubles of many appliances: two main sinks with two faucets, two dishwashers, and sets of refrigerator drawers—all hidden within a 15-foot-long island. The kitchen also reflects the unique mid-century modern aesthetic that is used throughout the rest of the home.

Contractor: Delbert Adams Construction Group, LLC, dacgllc.com | Cabinetry: Sunnyfields Cabinetry, sunnyfieldscabinetry.com | Photography: Jane Cummings

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BEFORE

This redesign moved the kitchen, which was originally located in an isolated area of the home, to the center of the house where it could be open to adjacent rooms, receive natural daylight, and connect to the private garden for entertaining. The range anchors the back wall and is visible from all living areas, and the refrigerator is recessed into the side wall. Decorative mirror panels reflect the daylight from the full-length windows overlooking the garden.

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Architect: Marta Hansen, Hansen Architects, hansenarchitects.net | Interior Design: Catherine M. Lowe, Interior Planning & Design, interiorpd.com | Builder: Bayview Builders, bayviewbuildersmd.com
DESIGN EXCELLENCE FIRST PLACE Kitchen Design Under $200,000
HANSEN ARCHITECTS & CATHERINE M. LOWE HUTCHINSON KITCHEN

Making this kitchen more functional during COVID lockdowns called for better storage space, hiding smaller appliances, and replacing larger ones. The design started with a beautiful accent wall with a hammered farmhouse sink. Laser-cut mosaic tiles encourage a modern vibe. The new built-in refrigerator with freezer drawers is practical for a family that cooks, and the peninsula seating and island with waterfall countertops work well to keep guests out of the kitchen area.

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FITZSIMMONS DESIGN ASSOCIATES KITCHEN PROSPECT Kitchen Design Under $200,000 MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE
Interior Design: Gina Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimmons Design Associates, fitzsimmonsdesign.com | Cabinetry: Harrison Cabinetry | Photography: Steve Buchanan

Kitchen Design Over $200,000

FIRST PLACE

DESIGN

EXCELLENCE

DETAILS + DESIGN

In designing this kitchen, Details + Design wanted to take what was originally a poorly arranged space and turn it into something functional. The custom-built island serves as an anchor for the kitchen, designating it as a space separate from the living area adjacent to it. Different textures and colors throughout the kitchen complement and contrast with one another. However, overall, the design is cohesive and fresh. New floors add a touch of naturalness.

Interior Design: Details + Design, detailsanddesign.com | Contractor: Parker Wren | Appliances: ABW Appliances, abwappliances.com | Surfaces: In Home Stone, inhomestone.com; Imagine Surfaces, imaginesurfaces. com | Cabinetry: Unique Kitchens & Baths, uniquekitchensandbaths.net

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GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT

Remodeling this kitchen was a vast undertaking that resulted in a contemporary, coastal-inspired refresh that helped reimagine all the connected spaces of the traditional home. Contemporary frameless cabinetry with a Chantilly lace finish and contrasting natural walnut interiors provide ample storage. All appliances are fully integrated within the cabinetry, and the microwave is creatively concealed inside a custom appliance garage. The floors are of beautiful 7-inch planks of character-grade European white oak. The countertops and full-height backsplash are Neolith Calcutta, chosen for their stunning appearance and worryfree upkeep.

Builder: Pyramid Builders, pyramid-builders.com | Architect: ABS Architects, absarchitects.com | Photographer: Jenn Verrier

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Kitchen Design & Build Over $200,000 MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE
BUILDERS WHITEHALL BAY
PYRAMID

LITTLE MAGOTHY

The task was to update a 2003 kitchen in an otherwise completely remodeled home. We replaced and modified the windows, created dramatic trusses, and added new flooring. The cabinet layout focused on cooking and entertainment. A single island was replaced with two separate islands for food preparation and dining. The flush masonry fireplace was raised to create a sitting hearth and to improve the views of the winter fires from the cooking area.

Builder: Gate One Builders, gateonebuilders.com | Architect: Hammond Wilson Architects, hammondwilson.com | Cabinetry: Lyndon Heath Cabinetry, lyndonheathcabinetry.com

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Kitchen Design & Build Over $200,000 MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE GATE ONE BUILDERS

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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Landscape Architecture

GRAND PRIZE

26 EAST

LOCH COLLECTIVE

Despite small exterior spaces and limitations from the Historic Preservation Commission, the landscape masterplan of this Annapolis yard creates open spaces and multiple uses, including movie-watching and lots of natural opportunities for socializing on the open lawn. Three large boulders were sourced from the client’s home region of the Appalachian Mountains to be seats, launchpads, and aesthetically intriguing. A bed of black polished beach pebbles over the infiltration basin provides the parents with a therapeutic foot massage and the kids with endless opportunities to play. The gravel terrace becomes a place to share meals or to sit around the firepit on three hand-hewn reclaimed white oak seats.

Landscape Architect: Jordan Loch Crabtree, LOCH Collective, lochcollective.com | Landscape Installation: Solidago Landscaping, solidagolandscaping.com | Irrigation & Lighting: Terra Nova Design, terranovadesign.net | Photography: Mason Summers

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BEFORE

FIRST

Landscape Architecture DESIGN EXCELLENCE

THE

PLACE

GARDENER’S GARDEN

MOODY GRAHAM LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

The third garden on the client’s property, this garden needed to be distinguished from—and work cohesively with—the established woodland garden and adjacent Zen garden. The wall stone was selected to match the stone found on the façade, and a sculpture by Donald Baechler offers a focal point. Tiers of plantings and stone steps encourage visitors to interact with the garden. Perennials and plants from all over the world, collected or purchased by the owners, offer interest throughout the seasons.

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Landscape Architect: Moody Graham Landscape Architecture, moodygraham.com | General Landscape Architect: Oldtowne Landscape Architects, otlainc.com | Photography: Allen Russ

MERIT AWARD DESIGN EXCELLENCE

The idea behind the landscape design on this beautiful riverfront property was to create a kitchen/cutting garden along with a she-shed for reading and occasional escape. A white picket fence encloses the garden and keeps out wildlife. Three gates—with an arbor over the main gate—provide access. The addition of a pair of white triangular trellises for climbing vines, along with several birdhouses, adds character and interest to the garden.

Landscape Architect & Design/Build: McHale Landscape Design, mchalelandscape.com

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Distinctive Home Feature
M c HALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN EASTON RESIDENCE KITCHEN/CUTTING GARDEN
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Travel

ADVENTURES IN

Bonaire

Unlike a Caribbean Island where sunbathers go to daydream under the blazing sun on a stretch of sandy white beach, Bonaire is a place for the physically active. In this respect, there are four reasons to visit the Dutch island of Bonaire: to windsurf, kite-surf, scubadive, or snorkel. If you do one of these four, you have landed in paradise. Of course, there are other reasons to visit. In addition to the flamingos, donkeys, salt mines, and the drive along the coast that are sure to keep you enchanted, Bonaire has some of the finest restaurants in the Caribbean. But these four activities are what draw so many people to this island.

A municipality of the Netherlands located east of Central America, Bonaire is one of the ABC islands, along with Aruba and Curaçao. Sweeping inward from the Atlantic Ocean, the trade winds make Bonaire an exceptional locale for windsurfers. The right winds are a must, but it is Lac Bay, the gorgeous and vivid blue warm water lagoon, that makes Bonaire such a haven for windsurfers. The water is only knee-deep, so if you fall often, you don’t have to exhaust yourself treading water as you climb back onto the board.

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It’s the windsurfing that drew us to Bonaire. I wish I were writing as an expert, but my wife, Kymberly Taylor, is the windsurfer. I took lessons, so at least I can ascertain that you must have exceptional balance and strength to windsurf. So as not to miss the best winds, we stayed right on Lac Bay at the Sorobon Beach Resort, the only housing right on the lagoon. ‘Resort’ is a misleading description for the modest bungalows that make up this beachside village; nevertheless, the tropical landscape with chirping yellow-shouldered parrots and instant access to the most beautiful waters makes the Sorobon an unforgettable spot.

While on Lac Bay, you will want to spend a late afternoon or evening at Jibe City, where you can rent windsurfers, take lessons, or just hang out at the lively beachfront bar and restaurant.

Windsurfing is a great attraction, but even more people visit these waters to snorkel and scuba-dive. Bonaire is consistently ranked one of the best shore scuba-diving spots in the world. The waters around the island are a strictly managed park, so they are not fished out as many island waters seem to be. Not far from shore, you will see the grand coral reefs teaming with marine life: sea turtles, blue angel fish, parrotfish, yellow snapper, and more.

If you have come to scuba-dive, you can take lessons at any number of the schools on the island. However, it is far better to arrive with training already under your belt, as most of the lessons offered locally tend to be crash courses. For a beginner to scuba-dive safely, education and much practice under qualified supervision are required.

Apart from all the tremendous water sports you can enjoy, the island will also captivate those sensitive to history. Bonaire has a long, complex history as an island colonized by the Spanish and the Dutch. When the Dutch took possession in 1633, they developed Bonaire as a plantation island. Rather than strategically erase signs of the brutal slave labor that prevailed until 1683, the Dutch have acknowledged this history through the preservation of slave huts. The tiny coral stone slave houses along the coast are a must-see and serve as a poignant historical record and memorial of insufferable labor.

A typical visitor spends the day engaged in water sports or tours the island and then, in the evening, dines at one of the superb restaurants. The best restaurants offer seafood and fine European cuisine. The catch here is critical: you must make your dinner reservations way before you even arrive on the island. You don’t want to travel all the way to Bonaire only to be told by an insistent host that the restaurant is completely full—not only tonight but tomorrow night and the night after, too.

We hope our recommendations save you a little bit of time better spent diving into clear blue waters and exploring all the splendors Bonaire has to offer.

WHERE TO DINE:

At Sea | atseabonaire.com

Brass Boer | brassboer.com

Ocean Oasis | oceanoasisbonaire.com

Sebastian’s | sebastiansrestaurantbonaire.com

WHERE TO STAY:

Harbour Village Beach Club, 4-star hotel harbourvillage.com

Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel Bonaire, 4-star hotel thebellafonte.com

Sorobon Beach Resort, modest cottages for devoted windsurfers. Ask for cottage closest to the ocean. sorobonbeachresort.com

TIPS:

• If you want to enjoy Bonaire’s fine dining, make your reservations well in advance of your trip.

• If you plan to snorkel or scuba dive, bring a good pair of water shoes. Many of the best spots have a rocky beach.

• To travel throughout the island of Bonaire, you need a car. Rental cars are limited during the busy seasons, so rent a car in advance.

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The coral stone slave huts of Bonaire have been preserved by the Dutch.
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Premier Sponsor: 84 Lumber • Bar Sponsor: Elite Hardwood Flooring The Annapolis Home Awards Gala was held at the Annapolis Yacht Club in October 2022. Immense gratitude to our premier sponsor, 84 Lumber and bar sponsor, Elite Hardwood Flooring. Photography by Donna Weaver Elizabeth Davis, Kate Ries, and Lynn Allen Barbara Halpern, Greg Wiedemann, Mike Campbell, and TD Albright Left to right: Trevor Harsson, Sidney Harsson, Heidi Vance, Clint Vance, Mike Willey, and Amy Willey Kevin Campion and Jordan Loch Crabtree Kristin and Matt Long Chad Edmondson, Christine Dayton, and Dominic Cappella Jessica Powell and Matt Rhoderick Samantha and Ryan Gladhill Back: Jay Graham, Mila Antova, James Joyce, Greg Pitts Front: Peter and Christine Fillat, Erin Paige Pitts, and Hannah Miller Corrie Roth, Brittany Devereaux, Juliet Casey, and Krista Martin Kymberly Taylor presenting Lifetime Achievement Award to Mark White, Kitchen Encounters Erica Anselmo Marta Hansen, Meredith Hillyer, Emely Trejo, and Lauren Schnabel Cathy Terranova, Cindy Spittle, Mark White, Tracy McGuinness, Krissy Klingenberger Joey Barrick, Peter Miles, Katalin Farnady, Borek Hlousek, Cathy Newman, Robert Newman Grace Schneider, Stephanie Schaeffer, Dick Schaeffer, Gina Fitzsimmons, Sandie Martino, Lisa Smith, and Gary Smith Jenny Burkett, Morgan Dent, Jon Fritts, Mark Sanders, Alex Povich, and Lucy Byrne From left to right front row: Jennifer Thompson, Angela Healy, Neil Thompson, Dave Carlisle, Julie Carlisle; Back row: Rich Lang, Chris Neumann, Kathy and Leo Pruissen Amanda Chando (center) and the Details + Design team Cindy Gilmore and Katie Ellis Robert Haywood Donald Lococo and Kymberly Taylor Annie Kersey, Kirstie Jenkins , Cathy Cherry, Kevin Campion, Alan Cook, Kymberly Taylor, Mark Koski, and Ashley Babaian

Straight Up on Dining Out

10 Top Restaurants

There are a lot of fine places to dine in Annapolis. The following are ten of our favorites. Some of them are fine dining; others are rather casual. The restaurants are not ranked. All are places we return to time and again.

Vin 909

This beloved Eastport wine bar, housed in a charming neighborhood bungalow, has consistently provided diners with a delicious, innovative seasonal menu. Try the Rockstar pizza made with truffle and fig. Vin 909 is popular and does not take reservations. This makes bringing guests difficult unless you don’t mind waiting outside.

909 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 vin909wine.com

Lewnes Steak House

Nostalgia reigns at this classic steak house. Intimate and gracious, the steaks are cooked on a super-hot grill. Celebrating milestones here is a long-standing Annapolis tradition.

401 Fourth Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 lewnessteakhouse.com

Osteria 177

Italian food at its finest. Chic and elegant. Consistently fine dining right on Main Street.

177 Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 osteria177.com

Flamant

West Annapolis favorite featuring European cuisine. The dining rooms telescope into the gardens with cozy seating. Try the Belgian meatballs or moules frites.

17 Annapolis Street, West Annapolis, Maryland 21401 flamantmd.com

Preserve

Don’t let the casual appearance fool you. Innovative American cuisine with a penchant for fermentation and pickling. Try the smoked fish dip and mushroom “cheesesteak” sandwich.

164 Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 preserve-eats.com

Carrol’s Creek Café

Sophisticated dining room with a gorgeous view onto Spa Creek. We like to hang out in the intimate back bar. Try the empanadas and rockfish.

410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 carrolscreek.com

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar

With a brick pizza oven and classic Italian fare, Carpaccio’s is a place we like to go for the ambiance and the service.

1 Park Place, Suite 10, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 carpacciotuscankitchen.com

Choptank

A newcomer to the Annapolis dining scene, Choptank has the distinction of the finest elevated views of Ego Alley. The outdoor seating on the second floor offers a command location to gaze upon all the comings and goings of the boats below. Excellent raw bar and crab cake.

110 Compromise Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 thechoptankrestaurant.com/annapolis

Severn Inn

The romance of the Severn Inn is found in its site right on the Severn River and its view of the Annapolis skyline. The food is really good, too! Great salads and cream of crab soup.

1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Annapolis, Maryland 21409 severninn.com

Grapes Wine Bar at Wine Cellars

How lovely to have a wine bar with tasty food attached to a vast and well-stocked wine store. Visit Mondays for the roast chicken.

1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 grapeswinebarannapolis.com

What are some of your favorite places to dine? Share them with us at ahm@annapolishomemag.com

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Diébédo Francis Kéré is a Burkinabé-German architect, recognized for creating innovative works that are often sustainable and collaborative in nature.

In 2022, he became the first African to win The Pritzker Architecture Prize, commonly referred to in the field as “the Nobel of Architecture.” Educated at the Technical University of Berlin, he has lived in Berlin since 1985.

The Serpentine Pavilion is a temporary structure located in Kensington Gardens. It takes its central shape from a tree. Curved walls are formed by triangular indigo modules; the color represents strength in his country and, more personally, is the color of a blue boubou garment he wore as a child. The funnel collects rainwater for irrigation.

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