Annapolis Home Magazine July/Aug 2023

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Vol. 14, No. 4 2023
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Premiere Annapolis waterfront location on 3.82 acres of private, beautifully landscaped grounds on protected Little Aberdeen Creek. Steps from the water’s edge with 260 feet of waterfront and located out of the flood plain, the property has stunning water views and a Southwestern exposure providing picturesque year-round sunsets. Private pier will accommodate a 70 ft boat with 7-8 ft MLW. Boasting a tennis court, waterside pool with a cabana pool house and full bath, hot tub and 100 foot waterside bluestone, covered porch with surround sound. Offering recent upgrades and over 6700 sq. ft. of finished living space with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, high ceilings, wide plank oak floors, and water views from almost every room. Attached three car garage, heated workshop with water views plus detached 2 car garage with potting room and storage. Minutes to Historic Downtown Annapolis and easy access to Route 50.

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Reminiscent of storied summer homes, Wimbledon House is carefully sited on 2.5 acres on a high bluff facing southeast and offering commanding water views looking down the South River to the Chesapeake Bay and was the original home for all of Wimbledon Farms. Enjoyed by the same family for five generations, this elegant, yet understated transitional shingle style home exudes character and charm with its two stone wood burning fireplaces, pine floors and beamed ceilings. The hallmark of this residence is the magical three season room that spans the back of the house with its wall of windows capturing bay breezes and activity on the water. Embraced by canopied trees, colorful plantings and abundance of nature, this sprawling property offers 325 feet of water frontage with 2 possible dock sites available, an inground pool, a detached 3-car garage and circular drive. A deep water protected pier is available in the community marina on Harness Creek. Truly a rare opportunity to own a piece of history and create their own lasting legacy.

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You Deserve The Best.

If real estate agents charge about the same fee then why wouldn’t you hire the absolute best to represent you? Similar fee with different client outcomes doesn’t seem fair. The market has shifted and the stakes have been raised which make it paramount to hire the professional you deserve; the very best in their field. David Orso is celebrating his 20th year in real estate which has led to a curated system for maximum client outcomes for both sellers and buyers. Since 2013, David Orso has been the #1 agent in Anne Arundel County for total real estate sales. This unprecedented accomplishment is wholly due to his CEO level marketing and negotiation skills combined with his deep commitment to superior client outcomes. When asked his secret to year over year elite performance he stated, “When my clients win; I win. Always in that order.” This new market requires more than glamour shots and a couple good years during the real estate boom. Now is the time to evaluate your potential real estate representation closely and dig deep into their experience in challenging markets.

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Artful Frolic in the Pool

Bold modern décor by interior designer Patrick Sutton enlightens this pool room with a dark past.

42 A Storied Farmhouse in Annapolis

This meticulously designed and brand-new custom farmhouse in the heart of Annapolis has many facets, each one polished to perfection.

72 A Farmhouse Abstracted

Tour a modern farmhouse that reimagines the five-part Tidewater Colonial houses so often seen in the 18th century.


The High-Heeled Gardener A Fountain of Divine Proportions

Landscape architect Heike Nolker used the proportions of the golden rectangle to design a pond and fountain in the Homewood neighborhood of Annapolis.



Beach Reads

There is nothing like a good book to while away the hours, whether you are on a beach or relaxing at home on a rainy day. Check out selections chosen by experts in local and D.C. bookstores.

On the Cover: Interior from “A Storied Farmhouse in Annapolis.”

Photography by David Burroughs.

30 ANNAPOLIS HOME 32 Publishers’ Letter 33 Robert’s Picks 64 The Craft of Building 92 High Design | Summer Seating 96 MR. | Sail Away! 100 The Faces of Annapolis Launch Party 102 Home and Professional Services Guide 104 Fishing the Bay


58 Set for Summer

Interior design pro Amanda Chando created a tablescape inspired by her natural surroundings. Read on to learn her tips and techniques, and how to assemble the perfect charcuterie board.

This charcuterie is served on an antique cutting board from Details + Design. The secret to a sumptuous charcuterie is variety, according to CharcuterLeigh. small vase of wild flowers, pale pink stemware, and pink pastel flatware add nuance to the table and suggest romance. Photography by Tony Lewis Jr.


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The farmhouse continues to be an architectural model and source of inspiration for architects and homeowners in the Chesapeake region. We present you with two impressive versions of the modern farmhouse designed by architects and builders who know this geography well. Observe how each design team conceives the farmhouse differently.

Summer is when we spend more time outdoors—on the Chesapeake Bay, at a pool, or on the beach. When we are relaxing at a pool or on the beach, we read. With that in mind, we are sharing our own summer reading list with you as recommended by independent bookstores in our region.

Also, with summer in mind, we have joined forces with designer Amanda Chando and her team to create a summer tablescape to inspire your own outdoor entertaining. A beautiful table with creative touches can turn a routine cookout or dinner into an unforgettable, even magical one.

Our outdoor living and enjoyment depend on clean water and air, both of which have been compromised this summer with incredible amounts of smoke from massive wildfires. Our water and atmosphere matter hugely to our own lives and to those after us. As those who value and celebrate outdoor living, we hope for greater vigilance as we all seek to protect our land in the most effective and sensible ways.


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2023 Faces of Annapolis party with First Lady Dawn Moore. See more photos in this issue.

Robert’s Picks


Classic Theatre of Maryland presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

If you’ve ever wanted to see all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in just over an hour and a half, here’s your chance! Three comedic actors will be breezing through all of them in hilarious style every Tuesday night at 7:30 pm, now through August 29, at Reynold’s Tavern. For tickets, visit

Annapolis City Dock Concert Series

Live music continues at Annapolis City Dock through the rest of the summer and into early fall. Passersby and captive audiences alike will enjoy a variety of music styles performed out in the open air. The concerts, which start at 6:00 pm, are scheduled sporadically through the end of September. A full schedule can be found at annapolis. gov/1406/summer-concerts.

Annapolis Art Walk

Art enthusiasts, take note: This popular summertime tradition sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association is coming up! Taking place on the third Thursday in August every summer—this year, on August 17—the Annapolis Art Walk is a night when galleries will debut new exhibits, host artists to give demonstrations, and set out beverages and light snacks to encourage gathering and conversation. Festivities run from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and full details can be found at

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

This all-day festival on September 23 at Annapolis City Dock—the same place where the protagonist Kunta Kinte of Alex Haley’s novel Roots arrived enslaved in 1767—celebrates the rich heritage of Africans, African Americans, and Caribbean people of African descent with live music, dance performances, family-friendly activities, and handmade art for sale. For information, go to

Metro D.C.

Adams Morgan Day

If you love the varied culture of Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, be sure to mark your calendar for Adams Morgan Day on September 10, when you can enjoy a full schedule of celebratory activities with music, art, and all kinds of activities for families. Learn more at

National Book Festival

Readers, take note—the National Book Festival is coming up on August 12 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Presented by the Library of Congress, this annual event features free talks from big-name authors who write in all genres, as well as other activities and lots of book shopping. Learn more at loc. gov/events/2023-national-book-festival.

DCBX | 15

Summer gets a little bit hotter when DCBX 15 takes place August 2428 at the Renaissance D.C. Hotel, celebrating salsa, bachata, kizomba, and zouk with hundreds of educational sessions. This four-day festival promises the best learning experience of any Latin dance event in the country. For more details, go to

Eastern Shore

Maryland Folk Festival

There’s no better opportunity to celebrate all things Maryland than at this annual festival that runs from September 22 to 24 in Salisbury. It will feature a full schedule of music, dance performances, and showcases of local art and crafts—all geared toward celebrating state and national culture. For full details, go to

Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase

You’ll have the chance to admire (and even purchase) a variety of work produced by artisans and crafters at this annual street festival held on High Street in historic Cambridge. Organized annually to celebrate the community’s creativity and artistry, the event will also have live performances and food vendors. Get info at

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Fall Gala

A can’t-miss event in St. Michaels, the annual fall gala to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is set for September 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, and mingling with fellow philanthropists. Funds raised by the event support the museum’s mission of preserving and celebrating the area’s maritime heritage. Get tickets at

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Robert Haywood is the author of Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg: Art, Happenings, and Cultural Politics in the 1960s (Yale University Press). Thanks to Dylan Roche for his contributions to this column.

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Statue of William Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

Artful Frolic


Somber brown-painted walls from the 1980s have vanished. In their place, the original wood shines, dramatically transforming the room.

Itmay be hard to believe, but this expressive and bright indoor pool room has a dark past—when it comes to walls and decor, that is.

Interior designer Patrick Sutton explains that when the indoor pool was built in the 1980s for a Pan Am airline executive, its drab brown wood walls drained the room of energy. When his clients recently bought this home in Arnold as a getaway from their primary residence in Potomac, they were hoping for something upbeat and au courant to entertain family and friends.

“We took something from being dark and brooding from the 1980s to being sort of bright and cheerful and modern and expressive,” he recalls.

The first thing Sutton’s team did was sand down the walls revealing lighter and brighter wood beneath. The laborious

task was time-consuming but well worth the effort, he says. Now in shades of caramel, the walls become a natural backdrop for the pool. What alters the room completely is a series of unusual “modern interventions” in the form of white plaster fins that protrude from the wall and ceiling. Introducing an element of art and surprise, the fins become a focal point in the vast room. “Sculptural elements break it down a little bit and provide interest. The fins add layers that you can walk behind and cast shadows and reflections into the pool,” he says.

To complete the pool room’s transformation, he added new flooring and designed a generous, long banquette “that sort of grows out of the floor,” says Sutton. The banquette, complete with plush cushions, is clad in the same materials as the flooring. Butting up to the pool, it provides a generous seating area. Round café tables of a natural stone material are grouped casually, reminiscent of posh outdoor hotels in Greece or California. Sutton paired the banquette with a white custom

Floor to ceiling white plaster fins add an intriguing architectural element to the space by reflecting upon and casting shadows into the pool. Interior designer Patrick Sutton designed a banquette that juts right up to the pool and is made of the same material as the flooring.

island, white sink, and white cabinetry. An all-white surround is its own entity, fluidly rising to the ceiling and forming a kind of glowing tableau. Here food can easily be prepared and shared with guests. The last touch was to refurbish the pre-existing screen porch. Now, a wall of window doors from the pool room opens up to the screen porch, so the space seems seamless and inviting.

“If you want to frolic in the pool or have a snack or dinner together and get in out of the heat and play games, you have it. It's just part of the whole, like your own private resort,” says Sutton.

And, indeed, there is a resort-style ambiance here. In fact, the space has something rare. Upon entering, one is subtly changed, if only for a while. It could be the startling white fins or the custom lighting fixtures, each one slightly different, that seem to dance overhead with their own syncopated rhythm. Sutton has used interior design to manipulate materials, light, scale, and volume. The oversized solid built-in banquette is juxtaposed with the fluid waters in the pool. A stairway to a landing, a pair of arched windows, and glass doors add variation and depth. Light is cast artfully about the room as if setting a stage. Gone are all traces of dark moodiness. Instead, the environment encourages guests to linger, cast off the cares of the present moment, and experience all the senses.


Patrick Sutton,


Pyramid Builders,


Pendants at the Banquet – Design Within Reach

Pendants at the Kitchen – YLighting

Teak Lanterns – RH


Dining Table – Harbour Outdoor with custom tops by Rock Tops Fabrication, LLC

Dining Chairs – Harbour Outdoor

Lounge Chairs – Harbour Outdoor with fabric by Holly Hunt

Custom Banquette – cushion fabric by JAB NYC and custom pillows by Holly Hunt and Hines

Coffee Tables, Side Tables, and Planters – RH

Sofa and Lounge Chairs at Screened Porch – RH with fabric by Holly Hunt

Coffee Table at Screened Porch – Zachary A. Design

Patrick Sutton’s design team refurbished and refreshed the pre-existing screened porch. Generous sliding glass doors connect the two spaces.
Vincent Greene Architects Anne Gummerson Photography
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This well-appointed farmhouse has traditional front gables but modern elements, such as custom doors and expansive windows of different sizes.

Homeowner Jeffrey Dawson pored over more than 900 architectural plans before selecting the “modern farmhouse,” defined in this case by vertical and horizontal board and batten siding, black window frames, and pitched rooflines.

The first-floor primary bedroom conveniently opens to a pool used often to ensure the homeowners’ mobility as they age in place.

“Everything in the home has a story or meaning.”
- Homeowner Jeffrey Dawson

Staggered chandeliers seem like jewels suspended from the ceiling.

Evenwithout land or a location in mind, Jeffrey Dawson and his partner, Rhonda Dunkins, knew their dream home would be “modern farmhouse.” The traditional American Farmhouse is typically one-and-ahalf to two stories and features medium-sized windows and asymmetrical roofing with a gable at the front. Modern farmhouses usually have higher ceilings, larger proportions, and more windows but retain the traditional farmhouse’s simple detailing, such as open floor plans with central chimneys and porches.

To bring their own “farmhouse” vision to life, the couple enlisted the expertise of top-notch professionals: architect Scott Allen of Allen & DeLalio Architects, Olney, MD, David Carlisle of Bayview Builders, Annapolis, MD, and Courtney Griffin of Interior Concepts, Annapolis, MD.

Allen designed a 4,500-square-foot farmhouse with white vertical and horizontal board and batten siding,

black window frames, and pitched rooflines. Awnings are suspended by curved powder-coated aluminum brackets that create depth, shade, and shadow lines.

“I kept coming back to this style,” Dawson says. “I wanted a modern farmhouse but with an upscale nod to it. I didn’t define the term, but my builder told me what I wanted was a jewel box home.”

Once the architectural style was decided, it was time to select a location. Dawson and Dunkins began their search in 2016. At first, Dawson considered the Eastern Shore because of familial ties there. His mother, who adopted Dawson as a youth, was the third great-niece of abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman; other family members were watermen. In 2019, the couple settled upon Annapolis, choosing a secluded one-acre site off Rowe Blvd.

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A modern soaking tub recalls the classic claw-foot tubs of yesterday.

Allen completed the initial architectural plans in about two months, thanks to the homeowners’ decisiveness, he explains. The first set called for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two powder rooms, a separate cabaña, a partially finished basement, and a two-car garage with an office overhead. A final plan gave Dawson additional square footage for a lower-level theater room, gym, and wine-cigar room.

The couple wanted their primary bedroom suite on the first floor. The tastefully adorned suite opens to a deck and pool elevated 20 feet above ground. This gives Dunkins, who has mobility issues, immediate access to the pool. Allen notes that the couple wanted universal design, such as smooth floors throughout the house, not only for aesthetics but also to ensure easy travel from room to room without tripping hazards, so they can age in place.

The flooring is special to Dawson. He explains: “Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring was the first finish material I selected. I actually built the house around that incredible wide plank white oak flooring. Carlisle is the manufacturer who harvests and manufactures… not a third-party retailer.”

Dawson and Dunkins worked closely with Allen on all aspects of the project. “The couple had very specific plans for the home and wanted us to work with them to make their ideas a reality,” Allen says. “They were under contract to purchase the lot and needed us to make sure the house they wanted would fit on the lot.”

This posed a great challenge due to zoning regulations, site conditions, and other constraints, including a sycamore tree that had to be preserved, explains Allen. In the end, the footprint and size of the house are within mere inches of the maximum allowed for the site.

In building the home, custom builder David Carlisle explains: “Early on, we walked the lot to look at the construction logistics. We knew it would be tight, and it didn’t leave a lot of room, but we are used to it.” Planning and managing the execution, Carlisle and his team at Bayview are responsible for the home’s exquisite craftsmanship, both inside and outside.

As beautiful as the home is on the exterior, it meets its match inside, where the contemporary blends with a more traditional and timeless design style that includes highend, bespoke features. Interior Concepts’ Courtney Griffin designed almost everything in the home’s interior, from custom millwork, cabinetry, and tile to the stones individually and intricately placed on the home’s two-story fireplace, a curated handmade wallpaper in the formal powder room, and staggered chandeliers by Hudson Valley in the primary bedroom.

The fireplace is composed of individually placed stones.

One of the stand-out pieces within the home is a custom 12-foot-tall light fixture with handmade blown glass disks that hang over the great room. It reminds homeowner Jeffrey Dawson of oyster shells, another homage to his extended Eastern Shore family, who were watermen.

The custom cabinetry and tray ceiling in the kitchen add understated elegance and functionality.


The interior rooms were carefully and thoughtfully designed with columns, dropped tray and coffered ceilings, and custom baseboards and moldings around each window and door.

A custom mahogany front door opens into the main living space, which includes the foyer, dining room, kitchen, and two-story great room. A wall of windows with a large 16-foot-wide folding door reveals a rear deck, scenic view, and beautifully landscaped yard. The conjoined interior rooms were carefully and thoughtfully designed with columns, dropped tray and coffered ceilings, and custom baseboards and moldings around each window and door. Dawson notes that painted wood surfaces throughout the home were spray-painted to eliminate brush strokes.

Dawson chose Griffin because he said she understood his vision. “He is meticulous, and he knows what he wants,” says Griffin. One of the stand-out pieces within the home that she helped to design is a custom 12-foot-tall glistening glass chandelier with shimmering oyster shell-like disks. Cascading from the great room’s ceiling, the disks remind Dawson of oyster shells—another homage to history and the watermen in his extended Eastern Shore family.

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The cabaña, with its round window, is a miniature changing room; antique oyster cans pay homage to the African American watermen in the homeowner’s family history.

Everything in the home has a story or meaning, Dawson says. One of his favorite rooms is the cabaña right off the pool and deck, as it gives guests access to a private changing area and shower. The custom door into the cabaña, with its curved top and circular window, is a replica of a door he admired during his travels to Puerto Rico. The room also holds something else special to Dawson. Antique oyster cans rest atop what looks like reclaimed wood. That salvaged wood, Dawson says, was recovered from a Baltimore building built by enslaved people to hold enslaved men and women before auction. This is another reference to Dawson’s heritage; his father is of African and Cuban descent, while his biological mother was German.

Dawson says that when he looks around his home, he marvels at how far he has come but never wants to forget his roots. His early years were spent in an Amish foster home in Lancaster, PA. But he credits the Baltimore family that adopted him with teaching him the importance of family and hard work. “I am blessed. I believe in God because I couldn’t have done this by myself.”

The modern farmhouse seems like an ideal choice for Dawson, as it thoughtfully connects his past to his future.


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ARCHITECTURE: Scott Allen, Allen and DeLalio Architects

CUSTOM BUILDING: David Carlisle, Bayview Builders

INTERIOR DESIGN: Courtney Griffin, Interior Concepts, Inc.


Cabinetry – Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens

Built-ins – Hamilton Ross Millwork

Countertops and Tile – In Home Stone

Fireplaces – Bay Stoves

Pool – Coastal Pools

Great Room stainless steel canopy and lighting engineers – Century Lighting

Kitchen pendants, wine cellar chandelier, and exterior lighting – Visual Comfort & Co.

Glass sculpture light discs in the family room – Tim McFadden of McFadden Art Glass

Dining room fixture – Hubbardton Forge

Primary Bedroom staggered chandeliers – Hudson Valley Vanity in formal powder room – James Martin Vanities

Specialty handmade paper in powder room – Vahallan

Hardwood Flooring: Weekend Cottage, Engineered, Heirloom Grade floorboards – Carlisle Floors


Framing – Within an Eighth

Awnings – R&R Metals

Green Certification (GOLD Level) – Jay Hall & Associates

Electrical – Crue Electric

Tile Installation – Lowmans Tile

Mechanical – Bay Area Mechanical

Plumbing – Kamm Plumbing

Hardwood Flooring Installation – Elite Hardwood Floors

Windows – Marvin, American Cedar & Millwork

Interior Doors – Trustile, American Cedar & Millwork

Paint – Capital Coatings

Plumbing fixtures – Ferguson

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Summer SET FOR

Annapolis Home asked Amanda Chando, Owner and Creative Director of Details + Design, to set a summer table for us and share her thought process about what makes a dinner party truly successful and memorable. Here is what Chando has to say:

A lush table setting reflects the layers of greenery and subtle colors in the summer landscape.

Asthe host, your gathering should be very thoughtful, and you should encourage your guests to feel at home in their surroundings. So, spend time to set the mood; this will affect the tone of the evening and will encourage people to enjoy themselves and stay awhile.

For this gathering, I chose a calm, outdoor setting surrounded by towering trees and tons of greenery. Therefore, when building our tablescape, we wanted to incorporate very natural, whimsical layers, like our surroundings. Then, your gathering does not feel like a theme party but truly feels intimate. Some of the key elements we consider when hosting a thoughtful dinner party are as follows:

What food do you want to serve? We personally love the longevity of a beautiful charcuterie board. It is not a heavy meal that needs to be consumed in a timely manner but is a mouth-watering appetizer that allows your guests to relax, have great conversation, and leisurely enjoy something that looks as good as it tastes.

What will your tablescape look like? We love to use this overthe-table rod and build a canopy of fresh wildflowers over the table. Large centerpieces can tend to crowd the table and block conversation, so we tend to add this creative element to make the design feel intentional. We will then add tiny vases on the table that feel more like they are part of your place setting than the central focus of your tablescape.

What drinks do you plan to serve? We love stemware that feels special, so we think what you choose to fill your glasses with should

be just as unique. In the summer, we love to add fresh fruit, like blueberries or raspberries, to water for a hint of color and flavor. You don’t want your guests to get up from the table unless they must, so a table side bar cart stocked with decanters of water and champagne is the ultimate touch.

What does your place setting look like? We love to pay special attention to flatware. It is an opportunity to bring in color, style, and function and is always a talking point during our dinner parties. In this case, we loved the soft pink flatware that incorporated some of the tones we chose for the flowers. It has a summery, modern feel that paired nicely with the antique cutting board and recycled glass. We also think a pretty cloth napkin is an option and will tend to pair a neutral fabric with a gorgeous napkin ring or a pretty pattern to play off of the glassware.

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Wildflowers woven around a table rod, available as one unit at specialty stores such as Shop Terrain, add Shakespearean enchantment to the table. Photography by Tony Lewis Jr.


Confused about what truly makes a stellar charcuterie? Leigh Hannan of the Severna Park-based CharcuterLeigh notes that variety is the key to success. She shares her choices for assembling the perfect charcuterie.

When creating a board, variety is key. One way you can get variety on a cheese and charcuterie board is through the milk source of the cheeses as well as the style of the cheese: soft, hard, and semi-soft. The three cheeses I used for this table had different milk sources:


1. Saint-André

I love to include soft cheeses on all of my boards. Saint-André is a triple crème soft cheese that is buttery and mild. It is made from cow’s milk.

2. Gouda

I used a semi-firm goat’s milk Gouda from popular cheese maker, Beemster. It has a very mild flavor. I find that most people like me who aren’t big goat cheese fans enjoy this.

3. Manchego

A super popular sheep’s milk cheese from Spain that is a crowd pleaser.


Prosciutto, Coppa, and salami with fennel seed


Fruit adds a sweet component to the board. Pick what looks the best and is in season. I used plums, strawberries, pine berries, grapes, and cherries.

Nuts and Crackers

Provide some crunch to the board and offer different textures. I used marcona almonds and Lesley Stowe Rainforest Crisps. I also used Rustic Bakery olive oil and sea salt crackers.

Olives: Castelvetrano green olives

Pickles: Cornichons

Jam: Fig jam, which is the classic Spanish pairing with manchego

Tip: If you are making a board early in the day for an event, dinner, etc., do not put crackers on the board, as they will soften in the refrigerator. It’s nice to have a separate cracker board as everyone loves carbs and they get eaten quickly. That way, you can easily refill it while entertaining.

For more information or to order a charcuterie board for your next gathering, visit CharcuterLeigh’s Facebook page or email Leigh Hannan at

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This Severn River renovation project included a completely redesigned floor plan to embrace the panoramic waterfront views and room to entertain a growing family.


Waterfront properties like this one have very unique requirements which makes building or renovating a critical area property an orchestrated process. Custom millwork throughout the home enhances the overall design and coastal cottage vibe. Mueller Homes worked collaboratively with the architect, designer, and client to create the home and lifestyle they dreamed of. | Architecture: Speight Studio Architects, Interior Design: Melissa McLay Interiors



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Curb Appeal


Brightview Builders was tasked with raising the curb appeal of this classic colonial, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Severna Park’s beloved Chartwell neighborhood.

Noting architectural and design elements other homes on the street utilized, Brightview sheathed the home in durable but attractive James Hardie siding, even replicating an arch to blend this home with its neighbors. Beautifully detailed trim accents new windows. Very important to the client were new overhangs with trim detail, which necessitated new roof areas. A charming front porch and garage roof overhang add to the charm.

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Ebonized beams highlight a vaulted ceiling that runs the length of the space. Soapstone countertops are a nod to tradition in the open kitchen.

California Cool


Building this home from the ground up gave Maxim Gaudreault, of the Maxim Building Group, an opportunity to determine every aspect of the project, from where to site the home, to overall design, to paint colors on the walls.

Gaudreault placed the house on a natural rise, affording beautiful views. The unassuming farmhouse-style home blends seamlessly with its surroundings while giving off definite California-rancher cool vibes. It also hides 5,000 square feet of living space! The primary suite occupies one wing, guest rooms the other. A large kitchen/family room, with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass, offers generous living and entertaining spaces. | Architecture: Amy M. Taylor Design



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This modernized farmhouse reimagines the best parts of the Tidewater Colonial architectural style for 21st-century living.

A FARMHOUSE Abstracted

Sometraditions stand the test of time for good reason. It was with this thought in mind that Marta Hansen of Hansen Architects designed the residence of Sabine and Stephan Strothe, drawing inspiration from the five-part Tidewater Colonial houses so often seen in the 18th century.

Even though 300 years have passed since the height of its popularity, Hansen points out that this architectural style is still relevant for a modern home. The design maximizes the home’s perimeter to get the most daylight and ventilation and sets the scene for an interior with an open floor plan where primary living spaces are all easily accessible. “I call it a modern farmhouse,” Hansen says, though she admits the home has modern touches that an 18th-century Tidewater Colonial would not. “Old farmhouses would not have this many windows, and the windows wouldn’t be floor-toceiling—so it’s a modernization.”

It’s true that the floor-to-ceiling windows along the hyphens that connect the wings to the main house aren’t in keeping with historical architectural tradition, but they enliven the space, bringing in plenty of natural light and providing breathtaking views of Reed Creek, which runs alongside the 22-acre property.

In the case of an old farmhouse, Hansen explains, detached structures would contain the kitchen so the main house could keep cool as well as avoid any risk of fire. Over the years, these kitchens would be attached to the main part of the house. In Hansen’s modern interpretation of this style, the wings off the main house—connected by windowed hyphens—resemble milk barns. Unlike the main part of the house, which is two and a half stories, these wings are

Single-story wings on both sides connect to a two-and-a-half-story central pavilion. The screened porch overlooks Reed Creek.

Homeowner Sabine Strothe did the interior design herself, striving for a timeless look that was “neutral but not boring.”

Unlike the elaborate casing or molding that might be seen in an 18th-century home, this house uses understated trim work.

The kitchen’s vaulted ceiling is accented by cross-tie beams, and the large windows bring in plenty of natural light.

only one story, with vaulted ceilings and exposed cross-tie beams. To one side are guest bedrooms, and to the other side are the kitchen, mudroom, and a screened porch. A garage connects to the mudroom via a breezeway.

Inside, this layout gives the home great symmetry. The primary living space in the central pavilion offers openness. As the kitchen windows go all the way down to the level of the counters, this room gets plenty of natural light. All of it looks out onto a back terrace that sits right between two of the home’s wings.

Dubbing this home an “abstracted” farmhouse, Hansen points out elements that reference Tidewater Colonial rather than replicating it exactly. “It’s similar to the way modern art will abstract traditional forms—make it a color study or a line study rather than photorealism,” she says. For instance, the understated trim work— elaborate casing or molding along the walls and around doors—is unlike that which might be seen in traditional 18th-century homes. “It’s not fussy trim work—it’s all about simplifying it to make it lighter and brighter,” Hansen explains.

Featuring such elements as their book collection displayed in the built-in shelves that dominate the great room in the main pavilion, Sabine Strothe designed the décor herself in a way that the home’s interior would reflect their lives. Careful to choose contemporary pieces of furniture that paired seamlessly with antiques handed down from family, she ensured that the ensemble would not compete with the property’s natural surroundings. She wanted to make sure that the interior “did not outdo what we have around the house; that it’s neutral but not boring.”

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The home’s bedrooms are spacious and decorated with the same mix of contemporary pieces and antiques seen throughout the rest of the home.

Another way to bring nature inside? A series of limited-edition prints of bird paintings by 18th-century artist Olof Rudbeck the Younger, including a crane and a duck prominently displayed over the fireplace. “I always try to make sure that what’s in the house always relates to what’s outside the house,” Sabine says.

This farmhouse is where tradition and modernity work together, where nature feels close by, and where those things that people love about life on the waterfront or on a rural farm feel tangible and relatable. It’s a successful abstraction indeed: taking the hallmarks of the farmhouse and envisioning them in a new way.

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The High-Heeled Gardener

The fish pond and fountain both have the proportions of the divine rectangle and create symmetry and harmony in the landscape.


A Fountain of


Fountains seem to complete a garden, no matter what size. The sounds of falling water calm the mind and invite small birds and other winged visitors to bathe and quench their thirst. I am always on the lookout for just the right fountain for my English cottage garden and haven’t found it yet. The understated steel basin pictured here caught my eye a while back, and I keep returning to this small gem. Each time I gaze at it, I study the form of the bowl poised effortlessly upon the edge and wonder at how the water cascades effortlessly into the pond below.

I learned that landscape architect Heike Nolker designed the fountain for a client who had purchased his 1960s childhood ranch-style home from his siblings. He needed a garden renovation; the existing landscape lacked cohesion. “There were rectangles of all different sizes... I saw tatami-sized rectangles, fat rectangles, and then L-shaped rectangles,” she explains. To instill a sense of calmness and unity in the landscape, she designed both fountain and fishpond using the proportions of the divine rectangle.

The double golden rectangles of the fish pond and fountain are echoed by the rectangular planting beds in the background.

She explains: “In my travels, I have come across other fountains with similar proportions. It seemed appropriate to pick something that was fairly classic, so I chose the golden rectangle, the divine proportions. As designers, we always try to make it pleasing to our senses and to our eyes, and this is a classical proportion to use.”

The golden rectangle has a complex history and may contain Nature’s secret code. “These proportions apply to many things in nature, and I could send you down a whole rabbit hole of gold,” says Nolker.

The “rabbit hole of gold” I dove into, perhaps unwisely, revealed a few key points. A golden rectangle is one whose long sides are 1.618 times its width. An ancient Greek geometric form whose relative dimensions many believe are most pleasing to the human eye, the golden ratio may have first appeared in Euclid’s Elements in 300 BC.

Fibonacci, a medieval mathematician, introduced the concept to Western Europe. Leonardo da Vinci praised the ratio and believed it represented divinely inspired simplicity and order. The divine proportions appear in many masterpieces, including da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and famous structures such as the Great Pyramids, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Taj Mahal.

Miraculously, scientists continue to observe the golden spiral and divine ratio in the patterns of nature, including seed heads and flower petals. For example, in a daisy, each petal is placed at 0.618034 per turn (out of a 360° circle), allowing for the best possible exposure to sunlight.

Perhaps this explains why I am drawn to this enchanting 2' by 3.23' fountain. The ancient “golden ratio” remains fundamental to composition. Yet, its appearances throughout our universe remain a mystery. What I do know is that by the end of my conversation with Nolker, I appreciated this simple fountain on a deeper level. I also have new respect for the way that landscape architects look at the world: through a lens that is much more mathematical and, thus, more divine than I thought.



To read more about The Golden Ratio, check out Divina Proportione by Luca Pacioli, illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen

Originally published in June 2022, Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen was just released in paperback, making it the perfect yet unexpected beach read. This unique, laugh-out-loud-funny, feminist satire will appeal to readers who love a witty voice and quick story about a group of reality show contestants. As they film the final scene on a remote island that is home to a temperamental local, it gives new meaning to the “elimination round.”

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

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This is a popular title for a good reason—it draws you into the lives of its characters and doesn’t let you go. Two young college students go to great lengths to design a video game that ends up turning them into overnight successes. However, it all comes at a great personal cost for both of them over the years that follow. Anyone who has ever had a messy friendship or relationship or who has given their all to a creative endeavor will relate to this one. And no, you don’t even have to be a gamer to appreciate! This is a smart beach read that will resonate and stick with you long after you finish it.

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

A decade after writing The Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese releases his new novel, The Covenant of Water, and it’s perfect. Set in Southern India, this family saga spans 70+ years. Dr. Verghese is a skilled and gifted storyteller, and we’re here for whatever story he wants to weave.

The Brightest Star by Gail Tsukiyama

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A historical fiction novel, The Brightest Star tells the story of Anna May Wong, who made her mark as the first Chinese-American Hollywood starlet. A favorite author at Old Fox Books, Tsukiyama shares Wong’s story creatively and artfully through glimpses and recollections from the actor’s life. Told against the backdrop of the glamor and dazzle of 1920s Hollywood, a poignant story of firsts and trailblazers unfolds.


What would summer be without a good book to read at the pool or beach? Annapolis Home writer Dylan Roche invited area bookstores to recommend some of their favorite books for your reading pleasure this summer. We hope you find one or more of these books a stimulating read.

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

I never knew I could love a war novel this much or find one so readable! Alice Winn’s astonishing debut novel is both rich historical fiction set during WWI and a wrenching, unforgettable love story. In both dimensions, it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.

Maame by Jessica George

A British coming-of-age story for fans of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, Ghosts by Dolly Alderton, or Writers and Lovers by Lily King. Readers will be pulling for Maddie from the very first page as she struggles against family expectations and societal pressures in her quest to find her own place in the world. Funny, poignant, and wholly satisfying.


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A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales

I thought it was going to be Jane Austen/Knives Out, so I was already on board. But then it turned out to be Jane Austen/Knives Out/Terry Pratchett, which was even better. It is so delightful and so funny! (The phrase “Litigation is my love language” absolutely killed me!) Wonderful mystery read.

The Art Thief by Michael Finkel

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Absolutely incredible ride from start to finish. Finley did many interviews for this book, and the end result is the mind-blowingly meticulous account of a man who stole art for years before getting caught. As Stéphane Breitwieser did not fit a general profile of most art thieves, the way Finkel dug deep to puzzle out this art thief’s motivations gives this book another fascinating layer. This is a really great narrative about the love of art and the tragedy of possession.

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Hammond Wilson pg. 19

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Three B Architecture pg. 25

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Blackketter Craftsmen, Inc. pg. 103

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Brightview Builders pg. 68

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Gate One Builders pg. 29

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Lundberg Builders, Inc. pg. 54

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Lynbrook of Annapolis pg. 39

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Maxim Building Group pg. 69

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Mueller Homes pg. 67

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Parker Wren LLC pg. 66

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Procopio Homes pg. 81

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Pyramid Builders pgs. 2-3

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Winchester Construction pg. 23

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Werrlein Properties pg. 70

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Younger Construction pg. 91

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Compass Stone & Tile Studio pg. 56 | 410.224.0700|

Elite Hardwood Flooring pg. 71 | 410.280.1420

In Home Stone Marble & Granite pg. 99 | 410.626.2025 |

Quality Window & Door pg. 55 | 877.542.8481

TW Perry pgs. 6-7 443.808.1481 |

WalterWorks Hardware pg. 98 410.263.9711


Bay Pile Driving pg. 40 410.879.3121 or 888.886.1213

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Walnut Hill Landscape Company pgs. 4-5 | 410.349.3105 or 410.690.0977

Walpole Outdoors pg. 87 866.757.6979 |


The Frame Shoppe, Inc. pg. 103 410.721.9479 |

Green & Bean Boutique pg. 103

Jo Fleming Contemporary Art pg. 87 | 410.280.1847 | 703.989.9043

Nancy Hammond Editions pg. 91 410.295.6612 |


Brad Kappel of TTR|Sotheby’s International Realty pgs. 10-11 m. 410.279.9476 | o. 410.280.5600

Coldwell Banker Realty pgs. 62-63 Annapolis Church Circle | 410.263.8686

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Element at Mill Creek Christopher Companies Inside Back Cover 703.402.0300 |

Georgie Berkinshaw of Coldwell Banker Realty pgs. 14-15 m. 443.994.4456 | o. 410.263.8686

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Laura Carney of TTR|Sotheby’s International Realty pg. 88 m. 410.310.3307 | o. 410.673.3344

Michele Deckman of The Tower Team, TTR|Sotheby’s International Realty pg. 26 c.410.353.3703 | o. 410.280.5600

Snyder Bradshaw Group of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty pg. 22 | o. 443.906.3848 d. 410.216.0018 |


Maddox Audio Video Design pg. 27 |

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