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Margaret has lived in Annapolis for the past 30 years and has cultivated a passion for real estate. She has been the go-to advisor for family and friends seeking to buy or sell their homes, and she is excited to share her expertise with others. Margaret brings a strong work ethic, artful negotiation skills, and the utmost professionalism to each client. Raised in a military family and married to a third-generation Annapolitan, Margaret understands the importance of finding that special place to call home.
Jen brings her attention to detail, conscientious service, eye for design, and local knowledge to the Annapolis Fine Homes team. She combines her 20-year career in luxury event planning with her love of the home, guiding clients in selecting houses that truly showcase the finer sides of entertaining and gracious Chesapeake hospitality. Jen helps buyers find the perfect home for their evolving needs and she helps sellers get their houses swiftly on the market to obtain the maximum sales price.
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Trish has a proven track record of success. She is a full time real estate agent who also has a residential lender’s license which gives her a unique perspective in the important finance arm of buying and selling homes. Trish is a long time resident of Annapolis who has lived on the Eastern Shore so she can easily work with buyers and sellers alike on both sides of the bridge. She is also an avid runner having completed 53 marathons. She brings the same stamina and focus to her real estate business.
Since 2002, I’ve been helping people find their first, next or forever home in Annapolis and the surrounding areas. In addition to being a Realtor, I am also an Associate Broker and GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute) and have been consistently recognized as a Top Producer by Long & Foster. I also belong to the Long & Foster Gold Team, Anne Arundel County Master’s Club and Distinguished Sales Achievement Club. Please contact me today for a private consultation to determine how I can best help you.
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Tidewater Manor Inspired by the past, an architect creates a new “historic” manor with beamed ceilings, porches, and walled garden
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One thing Covid has taught us is that our homes are more important than ever. In appreciation of the well-designed and built home, we invite you to read about a tidewater manor, recreated in the low-country vernacular by BarnesVanze Architects.
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We also have a story about a 1940s home on Gibson Island redone from top to bottom by Erin Paige Pitts Interiors. Also, please check out five truly stunning kitchens that reveal that the kitchen indeed is the heart of any home. Our top design trends, selected by experts in the field will give you ideas about how to spruce up your own private haven. We are also excited to bring you a poem by Mark Wunderlich, soon-to-be published in his 4th book. He reveals something unnerving yet poignant: creatures see our homes as fine shelters and havens as well. Spring is coming!
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Although the Smithsonian museums remain closed at the time of this writing, the Smithsonian Gardens are presenting multiple exhibits, campus-wide. “Habitat,” on display through December 2021, includes 13 distinct exhibits in outdoor gardens at the various museums, all exploring the theme that as we protect habitats, we protect life. For example, outside of the National Museum of American History, the Dead Wood Is Life exhibit addresses the role dead wood plays in creating and sustaining habitat for creatures great and small. In this exhibit, local artist Foon Sham leads visitors through the “Arches of Life,” a series of six wood arches in the Woodland Garden.
Many people, including all of us at Annapolis Home, have been concerned about the economic health of area restaurants, which, for sound safety reasons, have had to close or limit the number of visitors. So, this year Annapolis Restaurant Week, March 20-28, has a special
significance. Visit your favorite restaurant, try a new one, or order take-out. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus. When the post-Covid world arrives, we hope to see established restaurants thrive and new restaurants open that significantly raise the quality of dining in Annapolis and the surrounding cities.
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Rooms of the Girtman’s tidewater manor house that face the water also access the loggia via French doors, and the interior paint colors reflect those of the water and landscape.
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An aerial view of the property’s stunning location and its proximity to the water.
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The waterside view of the estate clearly shows the details of its Tidewater Manor architectural style including the central brick portion flanked by smaller side ‘wings.’
Many of the furnishings and art were pieces the Girtmans collected in their worldwide travels create an interesting counterpoint to the interior architecture details.
Wood from a tree on the property was used to craft the kitchen island
The term “Tidewater Manor” is often tossed around, but how are authentic ones defined? Architect
Anthony “Ankie” Barnes certainly knows: he built a historically accurate manor from the ground up for Pat and Bill Girtman, who were delighted to find Barnes of BarnesVanze Architects in Georgetown. “The layout is symmetrical, inspired by the English roots of the settlers in this part of Virginia. The center portion is brick, which would have come to this area as ballast in ships from England,” Barnes explains, “and the ‘wings’ either side are clapboard and would have been added as the wealth of the owners increased.” The loggia, a common architectural element of a Tidewater home, faces the water, and French doors open out from several rooms on the main floor of the home for entertaining and dining. After living abroad for decades and purchasing a waterfront property, the Girtmans needed someone who understood their vision for “a home that was historically accurate on the outside, but up to date on the inside,” says Pam. The master bath was designed as a sybaritic retreat with a view of the water.
“When I saw the property, I knew the house should be nestled amid the trees so it looked like it had been there forever,” says Barnes. On his first visit, Ankie established where the center of the house should be and personally tied a marker in a tree so the builder would not miss it. Within a few days, Pam explains, he sent us hand-drawn plans of his vision of the house situated on the land as if it had been there for generations and the development had grown up around it. Since the Chesapeake is a working waterfront, the house is oriented toward the water to take advantage of the prevailing winds, which “tends to dissuade bugs, and offers deliberate water views from almost every room in the house,” says Barnes. When it came time to focus on the interior design, Pam called DCbased interior designer Barry Dixon who is internationally known for his understanding of period architecture and furnishings. He offered strategies for incorporating the Girtmans’ eclectic collection of art, furniture, and decorative pieces garnered from their extensive international travels. “We selected fabrics, paint, and furnishings to tie into the Tidewater style, and that would blend with what Pam already had, to create a cohesive look throughout,” Dixon says. Dixon also developed the space plans and chose paint colors from his C2 paint line. “The tidewater is a working waterfront area, so it is entirely appropriate for these colors to be part of the design,” he says. Vol. 12, No. 2 2021 33
The visual texture of pecky cypress on the ceiling and beams, and the clerestory windows near the roofline help the sunroom seem less cavernous.
Dixon helped select materials like the pecky cypress beams in the sunroom. “Cypress grows in the water,” he adds by way of explanation. The distinctive color and texture contrast in the cypress is caused by a fungus that produces ‘pocket rot’ in the living trees. The resulting visual texture is stunning, and just what this room needed, notes Dixon. Historically and currently, kitchens are the hub of activity in a household. “This kitchen is large but not huge. The island seating adds ‘glass-of-wine’ company opportunities while keeping them out of the way of the chef who has a direct line of sight to the water at all times,” says Barnes.
“There were black cherry trees, some beautifully distorted by the wind, all over the lot, so some we left, The main focus of the master bath design was beauty and a spa-like feeling, soothing colors and a focus toward the water. “The symmetry, materials, attempting a native, wild with and tub framed by the water view achieve these goals, and a subtle but quietlyfeel on the waterfront.” ornate marble tile was used throughout for its understated luxury,” says Barnes. “The architect and decorator helped us bring in elements of the outside by Ann P. Stokes using wood milled on site from 90-year-old pine trees that were faux-finished
and used in paneling in several rooms. Pecky cypress was faux-finished to blend with the trees outside the family room,” Pam says. “Although we lost wall space with all the windows, we are still able to display items that have special meaning or reflect where we have been fortunate to have lived and traveled.”
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BARNES VANZE Not surprisingly, the landscape plan reflects the style of the house and pays homage to its setting. “There were black cherry trees, some beautifully distorted by the wind, all over the lot, so some we left attempting a native, wild feel on the waterfront,” says Ann Stokes of Landscape Architects. “But [the landscape] gets tighter toward the house and looser away from it,” she adds. The walled cutting garden draws on historical patterns common to the Eastern Shore. “Some of the plantings are native to this area, others are not, and the wall keeps out the deer. We tried for a simple and elegant yard that respects the tidewater landscape,” she adds. According to Pam, the process had the best possible outcome. “It all led to two professionals who worked their magic shaping a notebook of ideas into reality as a home.” AH
Iconic architectural details emerge everywhere: in the brickwork of the walled garden on the front of the house (above) and the architectural details on the waterside of one wing of the house. 36
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Every home has its own special voice that pervades long after its owners have gone. The homeowners purchased the 1940s rambler on Gibson Island last year as a second home. Though it had great bones, such as shiplap ceilings and original windows, its mahogany walls and traditional brick hearths did not “speak” to them. They turned to interior designer Erin Paige Pitts to change the home’s entire vibration—one that reflected a free-spirited lifestyle.
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This “flip-flop friendly” home is distinguished by luxury touches, such as window treatments with trim by Holland and Sherry.
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Blues appear throughout the home, but the same shade is rarely used twice.
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The client gave Pitts, based in Annapolis and Del Ray, Florida, some inspiration photos revealing many custom items. “She said she wanted a flip-flop friendly home that was comfortable and she did like color,” recalls Pitts. “Her husband wanted the home to feel kind of like the Hamptons.” That would not be too hard. The home is situated on Gibson Island, a secluded peninsula joined to the mainland by a causeway and bordered by miles of water, with the Chesapeake Bay to the east and Magothy River to the west. The island has a posh social scene, especially in the summer, with rolling golf courses, tennis courts, and forestland intersected by leaping deer and neatly paved roads. As client and designer worked together from last July through late December, they began to build trust—what Pitts needs most to do her job. “I am here to take you farther than you can go on your own but not so far that you are not comfortable,” she reflects. “It has to feel like home.” Because her client fully trusted her, “We were able to do some ‘gutsier’ things,” she says.
A commanding candelabra in crisp white and faux-painted walls lighten this once-dark dining room. One “gutsy” example is the living room’s unusual lighting fixtures—two giant rush-colored pendulums that stand out against super-white walls. She placed one on each side, dividing the very long space into two. “We wanted the two areas to feel like their own intimate spaces,” she says. Airy yet generous chairs made of driftwood and leather compose one seating group; a couch with light upholstery anchors another in front of the hearth. Pitts layered plush pillows, cushions, and accessories, which encourages relaxation. “She particularly liked the look of layering,” explains Pitts. Layering is more complex than it sounds, she notes. There are thousands of patterns; risks must be taken, a meditation encouraged. There is the danger of creating dissonance rather than harmony. However, Pitts does not overuse the same hue.
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Vivid blue walls form a kind of turquoise tunnel both daring and refreshing.
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Pitts took her clients “extra far” when a complex task arose. Without flames to enchant, the fireplace’s plain brown bricks seemed to drain daylight from the room. After covering the brick entirely with a Shaker flat panel with picture-frame molding, Pitts framed the fireplace insert with marine-blue tiles, which project color. The room is no longer its former self—in an afternoon light, blues and whites seem to lift and drift through the atmosphere, recalling hues of early dawn as they merge. Adding to the lightness are exquisite window treatments in a simple off-white linen with trim by Holland and Sherry. Pitts introduced her clients to this rare French textile, available only to design professionals. Pitts continued her dramatic moves in the dining room, encouraging her clients to trust her to “go big.” A generous table is centered by a startling white candelabra whose giant organic shape and texture recall wild reef coral. Original dark walls and ceiling had left the room in perpetual twilight. Pitts’ faux finisher, The Artists Republic, brightened and shifted the ambiance with a wood lime wash. More window trims from Holland and Sherry add a level of detail to the scene.
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Another example of taking clients “farther than they could go on their own” is a narrow hallway separated from the kitchen by a foyer. Crammed against the wall was an unwieldy washer and dryer. Now, its once-bland walls are drenched in the same brilliant turquoise as a large pre-existing custom cabinet, a commanding piece Pitts created for the previous owners. Storage cabinets are on one side of the hall and the laundry machines on the other,
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The owners wanted their home to be colorful and comfortable. Light furnishings and lots of pillows encourage visitors to relax and stay awhile.
cleverly hidden behind sliding panels. The vivid blue walls form a kind of turquoise tunnel; one is propelled along into a small “powder room” at the end of the hall, bedecked in exuberant patterns. The master wing opens onto a spacious sunroom equipped with a wet bar and windows facing the harbor. Down the hall, in the master bedroom, a queen-size canopy bed makes a statement, as it is dressed with curtains. Blues reappear but in quieter hues. The master bathroom reveals a daring design move: its Galbraith and Paul wallcovering, Seville Medallion, appears to be in constant motion. Provençal-blue shuttered windows overlook a charming courtyard, just the right size. Even though it’s early February, daffodils push up through the earth. The previous owner, a renowned professional gardener, grew prize-winning daffodils and collected many unusual specimens. It is fitting that these rare species, selected mindfully, are still here, almost ready to bloom. With their perennial strength and beauty, they match the level of spirited design in the home. AH INTERIOR DESIGN: Erin Paige Pitts Interiors, erinpaigepittsinteriors.com, Annapolis, Maryland | BUILDER: Schultz & Sattler Construction, Pasadena, Maryland | FAUX PAINTING: The Artists Republic, theartistsrepublic.net, Annapolis, Maryland
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Over $45 Million in Sales in 2021! MAKE YOUR MOVE WITH BRAD KAPPEL
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220 Lighthouse View Drive SOLD for $4,600,000
994 Melvin Road SOLD for $3,800,000
330 Serenity Lane UNDER CONTRACT: $2,999,000
310 Whistling Swan Way UNDER CONTRACT: $2,595,000
44 Poplar Point Road SOLD for $2,599,000
1034 Whitehall Cove SOLD for $2,574,000
23472 Berry Road Ave, Annapolis 417 Chesapeake SOLD for at $2,500,000 Listed $1,149,000
1321 Bay Head Road SOLD for $1,450,000
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Eastport Incredible location on the Horn Point peninsula with fantastic outdoor living spaces and oversized, detached 2 car garage with in-law-suite above. Comfortable 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with open floor plan, hardwood floors, wine storage and desirable main level owners’ suite. Two home offices and second level bonus room with glimpse of Back Creek. New carpet and paint! Just unpack your bags! Convenient to
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restaurants and local marinas. $1,399,000
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Park Place Extremely Rare, Two Level Luxury Penthouse with 2400 SF of living space, elegant details and modern features. Bright and airy with numorous balconies and two, large terraces offering morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Spacious kitchen in with white, high-gloss cabinetry, black granite, and top of the line appliances. Three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths including a primary suite with stunning bathroom and custom walk-in closet. Includes 2 garage parking spaces. Amenities include 24 hour concierge, fitness center, outdoor pool and dog park.
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MURRAY HILL 15 SOUTHGATE AVENUE, OFFERED AT $3,295,000
Historic Annapolis | Waterviews | Exquisite Restoration in 2013 | 2 Home Offices | Steps to Spa Creek | 15Southgate.com
BELVOIR FARMS 1597 PISCATAWAY ROAD CROWNSVILLE | $1,100,000
Exquisite 6 Bedrooms and 5 Baths Water Privileges First-floor Bedroom and Full Bath Loft Perfect for Office/Yoga/Pilates www.cbhometour.com/1597-PiscatawayRoad-Crownsville-MD-21032/index.html
SHEARWATER 12 SPA CREEK LANDING A1 ANNAPOLIS | $1,250,000
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Waterfront Condo 3 Bedrooms and 3 baths - 2,300 sft. Deeded Slip Gated Community www.cbhometour.com/12-SpaCreek-LandingA1-Annapolis-MD-21403/index.html
THE DOWNS 1590 LANCASTER GREEN ANNAPOLIS | $1,400,000
Waterfront and Private Deep Water Dock Sleek Contemporary Swim Spa Under Contract in 4 Days www.cbhometour.com/1590-LancasterGreen-Annapolis-MD-21401/index.html Owned and Operated by a Subsidiary of NRT, LLC
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1104 BELLEVISTA COURT, SEVERNA PARK OFFERED AT $1,175,000
Tastefully appointed, this colonial in the coveted water-privileged community of Belleview Estates exudes traditional elegance throughout four levels of finished living space.
380 S. RIVER LANDING, EDGEWATER OFFERED AT $775,000
Enjoy serene resort-style living in this custom-built brick home in coveted South River Landing, an exclusive gated waterfront community.
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126 ROUND BAY ROAD, SEVERNA PARK OFFERED AT $769,000 | SOLD FOR $805,000
This quintessential Round Bay classic was tastefully staged by our design/staging department. By reappointing furniture and bringing in items from the Carol Snyder Group Design Center this home was beautifully staged, quickly received multiple offers and closed over list price.
537-A BALTIMORE ANNAPOLIS BLVD. SEVERNA PARK, MD 21146 (O) 443.906.3848 | (D) 410.216.0018 CAROLSNYDERGROUP.COM The Carol Snyder Group is led by two real estate veterans, Carol Snyder and Tina Bradshaw, who partnered to create an unmatched real estate experience. By aligning their Sotheby’s brand with their local expertise and in-house staging and design department, The Carol Snyder Group is able to present properties as no one else can and attract the most qualified buyers. Carol and Tina artfully unite extraordinary properties with client’s aspirations across all price points.
MODERN AMENITIES IN EASTPORT 1115 BOUCHER AVENUE, OFFERED FOR $1,195,000
Location! 4 bedroom, 4.5 baths. Gourmet kitchen. Custom paver patio. Covered front porch for greeting neighbors. Full bar in rec room with stainless steel beverage refrigerators, wine refrigerator, icemaker, and its own dishwasher.
21 ACRE PENINSULA ON THE WEST RIVER "RED BUD POINT" 1151 CUMBERSTONE ROAD HARWOOD | $5,490,000
Expansive and private waterfront retreat perfectly situated on a peninsula providing expansive views of the West River. 2,000 feet of waterfront include a 100' pier with 2 boat lifts. Highly desirable location due to its close proximity to Washington D.C. and Annapolis.
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CURTIS REAL ESTATE COMPANY 8 RANDALL STREET, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 410.268.8696 | CURTISREALESTATECO.COM Richard Curtis, owner of Annapolis’ Curtis Real Estate, specializes in high-level concierge service. An independently owned brokerage, Curtis Real Estate is free to determine commission rates, marketing strategies and every other aspect of each transaction. It is not restricted by the requirements of a nationwide corporation. This boutique service is what drives Richard. “We offer an innovative, full-service experience tailored to each client’s individual needs. This allows us to negotiate all aspects our highly professional representation,” he says. This client-centric model has kept Curtis Real Estate at the forefront of the Annapolis market and beyond. Curtis Real Estate South recently opened in North Beach to serve clients in southern Anne Arundel and northern Calvert Counties. If you are looking for personal service, deep market knowledge and the energy and drive of a local entrepreneur, call Richard Curtis!
TURNKEY WATERFRONT: EVERY UPGRADE 2112 BAY FRONT TERRACE ANNAPOLIS | $1,950,000
Spectacular 3/4 acre waterfront home that has been upgraded in every area. Easy access to Annapolis Harbor, the Bay, and Baltimore. This home has all the bells and whistles and is a must see! Almost all furniture is negotiable.
BROADNECK DREAM 1727 LONG GREEN DRIVE ANNAPOLIS | $749,900
Welcome to this entertainers delight, all brick home on Broadneck Peninsula in highly desirable Greatmeadow. Conveniently located for commuters, within 5 minutes of Historic Annapolis, and The United States Naval Academy. This home has been lovingly maintained and is in perfect move-in condition.
961 DREAMS POINT ROAD MAGOTHY RIVER WATERFRONT, OFFERED FOR $2,450,000
Welcome to Dreams Point in Jamestown on the Magothy. Stunning architecture, gated driveway, pristine condition, and deep protected water with pier are only a few of features that make this property a true gem. Situated on a private lot and built at an ideal elevation above Forked Creek. This home features a waterfront great room, over a dozen Swarovski crystal chandeliers, expansive master suite w/luxury bath, waterfront screened porch and deck, and many more features you would expect to find in a home of this quality. Great access to the Chesapeake Bay makes Dreams Point a boater’s dream. Welcome to the best of waterfront living on the Magothy River.
BELLEVIEW ESTATES 1083 OLD COUNTRY ROAD SEVERNA PARK | $997,000
Welcome to Bellwview Estates, a beautiful water priviledged community of custom brick homes set on large, mature lots. The community beach, pavillion, and pier provide access to the Severn River for boating, entertainig, crabbing or just relaxing and enjoying the sunset over Round Bay.
EDGEWATER 58 LEELAND ROAD EDGEWATER | $1,999,000
Rare opportunity to own this private marina with 23 deep water slips updated residence w/office, bathhouse, garage, vintage boatshed, and plenty of parking. Located at the end of a quiet street, yet convenient to shopping, bars, restaurants, and downtown Annapolis. Ideally situated on Warehouse Creek just off the South River.
HISTORIC DISTRICT 74 EAST STREET ANNAPOLIS | $975,000
Modern Euro-Luxury meets historic charm in this turn-key 3bed/2.5bath home. Located in the heart of Downtown Annapolis, a short distance to the Naval Academy, City Dock, local bars and restaurants, plus shopping. This fully renovated home features offstreet parking, a charming, beautifully landscaped fenced-in garden area and brick patio.
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COLDWELL BANKER REALTY 3 CHURCH CIRCLE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND (C) 301.641.0809 | (O) 410.263.8686 ANNAPOLISWATERFRONTGUIDE.COM Travis Gray was born in Annapolis and raised on the Severn River. He comes from a long line of real estate professionals and serves both sides of the Chesapeake Bay. He specializes in marketing and selling waterfront homes and fine properties in the Annapolis area. Travis is a leading resource for his clients and the community. Among his industry expertise, he also manages AnnapolisWaterfrontGuide.com, a website dedicated to providing useful real estate information, market trends and waterfront resources. Travis is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), holds the Graduate, Real Estate Institute (GRI) designation, is a lifetime meber of The Masters Club, member of the International President's Elite and has recieved multiple industry awads.
BAY RIDGE 54 RIVER DRIVE | OFFERED AT $1,900,000
Chesapeake Bay Waterviews | 3 Bedrooms & 3 Full Baths | Detached Studio | Community Pool & Marina
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700 COYBAY DRIVE SOLD FOR OVER ASKING PRICE AT $685,000
SOLD OUT OF MULTIPLE OFFERS FOR $685,000 1309 PLEASANT MEADOW RD, CROFTON
SOLD OUT OF MULTIPLE OFFERS FOR $456,855
ERICA BAKER REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
TTR | SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
1424 BIDWELL LANE, HUNTINGTOWN
209 MAIN STREET, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, 21401 (O) +1 410.280.5600 | (M) +1 410.919.7019 SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
A lifelong Maryland resident, Erica knows the local market like no one else. She not only received an Outstanding Sales award for 2020 with TTR | Sotheby’s International in Annapolis but because of her passion in this industry she was ranked among the top 5% of all Real Estate agents in the Chesapeake Bay area and among the top 4% in Central Maryland, out of over 12,000 agents. Without a doubt, she is a shining star in the industry. With a burning passion for international culture, Erica obtained her International Property Specialist Designation in 2017. She hones this expertise as a member of the Maryland Association of Realtors Global Business Committee and a D.C. chapter member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA.) A highly qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced realtor, Erica strives every day to exceed her clients expectations. With an impressive sale portfolio behind her and a strong business initiative propelling her forward, Erica will close the deal that lets you meet your goals and live your dream!
1225 GEMINI DR, ANNAPOLIS OFFERED AT $225,000
David was born in Annapolis and now raises his three children in the area he deeply loves. In 2000, David bought his first investment property which began his career in real estate. David quickly ran into trouble finding a professional real estate agent. It was from a place of need that he became obsessed with refining the residential real estate sales process by applying best practices from his career at Coca-Cola and Marriott. Selling real estate is a major financial decision and our clients deserve the very best. This is why David is ruthlessly committed to superior representation and has engineered a specific selling system to make this process seamless and rewarding. David leads a small team of experts that has been ranked #1 in Anne Arundel County, regardless of brokerage for sales volume in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. David was voted as one of the top ten agents in America by the Real Estate Institute of America and is a well-known speaker and author on the topic of residential real estate.
David's team is compromised of three full-time licensed agents; Lisa Boyer, Megan Huebner and Pam Phelps. A small team of highly skilled professionals that work based on his business key principles: systematic attention to detail, excellence in marketing, skilled negotiations, and their mission at heart....Your Home. On average, Orso listings sell within 31 days and for at least 99 percent of the original list price. His success in life and business demonstrate his innate ability to build and nurture relationships and provide exceptional service with world-class professionalism. David has the vision to elevate the standard of excellence in the residential real estate industry. David obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton with a major in Psychology. He earned his MBA from Loyola College of Baltimore with a concentration in Strategic Marketing. David continued his academic endeavors at Harvard University Law School Program on Leadership & Negotiation.
8 Evergreen Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146
D AV I D O R S O. C O M Compass is a licensed real estate brokerage that abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Compass is licensed as Compass Real Estate in DC and as Compass in Virginia and Maryland. Annapolis, 8 Evergreen Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 | 443.372.7171
451 FERRY POINT ROAD SOLD FOR $2,084,000
SOLD FOR $1,280,000
SOLD FOR $700,000
3471 HIDDEN RIVER VIEW ROAD, ANNAPOLIS
2691 CARROLLTON ROAD, ANNAPOLIS
MALINA KOERSCHNER COLDWELL BANKER REALTY 3 CHURCH CIRCLE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND (C) 410.493.9059 | (O) 410.263.8686 MALINA.KOERSCHNER@CBMOVE.COM
BUYER AGENT: $1,040,000 66 SOUTHGATE AVENUE, ANNAPOLIS
After years of helping friends happily settle into our community, my passion for Annapolis and its unique real estate market blossomed into a thriving real estate career. A deep love of architecture and interior design as well as years of observing our local marketplace have all contributed to my success. My prior career as a veterinarian, marriage to a USNA Grad (’88) and raising 3 children in Annapolis has given me a deep knowledge of the community. As an avid runner, my routes have often been an excuse to explore a neighborhood or check on a home renovation that has captured my interest. I love living in Annapolis, and happily share my knowledge of the community and all it has to offer whenever I get the chance.
HIGHEST NEIGHBORHOOD SALE IN 10 YEARS WATERFRONT | 900 LYNCH DRIVE, ARNOLD | $2,525,000
LIZ DOONER, REALTOR Luxury Brand Specialist | Coldwell Banker Top Agent
Liz Dooner loves being at the center of the Annapolis real estate market and has been consistantly named a 106 GIDDINGS AVENUE 701 CHILDS POINT ROAD ANNAPOLIS WATERFRONT “Top 10 Agent” for Coldwell Banker’s Mid-Atlantic region. Understanding real estate, knowing the market, $825, 000 Coming Soon! $1,995,000 West Annapolis Under Contract Beautiful views of Duvall Creek and anticipating clients’ needs is what Liz Dooner does. SOLD Over List Price: $955,000 It’s her full-time job. In today’s environment, however, it often takes more than expertise. “I enjoy helping buyers COLDWELL BANKER REALTY see a vision for their house and future. And I want to 3 CHURCH CIRCLE, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 | (O) 410.263.8686 help them secure the best deal—whether they are buying (C) 410.725.8973 | COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM or selling.” That’s Liz Dooner’s real measure of success.
81 BAY DRIVE ANNAPOLIS This beautiful waterfront home, located just 4 miles from the U. S. Naval Academy, offers incredible, wide-open water views and a heated backyard pool in the Bay Ridge community of Annapolis.
838 SEBASTIAN LANE GAMBRILLS
In a perfect blend of modern luxury and country charm, this farmhouse style estate in Wilson’s Grove showcases stylish updates and an amenity-rich community.
Jenn began in real estate in 2005 as a For Sale By Owner. Since then she has built a team of top agents who work consistently with the most discerning clientele and most desirable properties in Maryland. The heart of Jenn and her team lies in the company formula: hard work, client focus, straight to the point yet still personal. Jenn and the Stahley Thompson Homes Team bring energy, creativity, dedication, imagination, teamwork and integrity to every transaction. They have the experience and industry contacts to answer every question and close every deal.
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Bob Berry brings over 23 years of Award-Winning Global Design Excellence to Three B Architecture, with a focus on custom residential projects of all sizes. With proven experience to consider the hundreds of details necessary to make any project successful...Don’t just have it designed...have it Berry well designed.
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DESIGN TRENDS SPRING 2021
Annapolis Home asked ten professionals to share the latest and most exciting design trends for spring, a time when everyone wants to refresh their homes.
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We do not believe there is value in incorporating current design trends without ensuring that they have a basis in beautiful and functional solutions. One durable design feature that permeates our work is the creative relationship between our indoor and outdoor rooms and spaces. In our seasonal climate we are encouraged to pursue imaginative design solutions that make spaces adaptable for a variety of seasons and functions. Regardless of how current conditions have increased peoples’ perception of how they use their house and property, the adaptability of spaces to be used as flexible features depending on the season are timeless features in all of our projects.
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Wallpaper is one of the most versatile elements of design and is often the foundation upon which a great room is built. Wallpaper can dictate design direction or it can quietly complement a room’s furnishings or the style of the home. It is a dramatic moment, a warm texture, a crisp stripe, a bold pattern, a rich color, a soft floral. Wallpaper is an easy and on-trend home improvement to reflect your personal style.
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YO U R S PAC E This past year, we have been given the opportunity to look inward and take stock of our homes. Homeowners have experienced “Home” in a whole new light. Many activities such as schoolwork and corporate projects are now common tasks done at home. Lighting has become a key component to our day to day lives—and our well-being. Warm dimming fixtures have had a profound impact on architectural lighting, and have stretched what residential lighting is capable of. These lights get warmer in tone as they dim, allowing a smooth transition from brighter "daytime" light to a warmer "candlelight" effect all within the same fixture. Imagine a kitchen where homeowners can have cool, strong task lighting for daytime meal prep or checking homework and dim these same lights to an amber glow for family game night. Warm Dim opens up a whole new world of design possibilities. It can be built into overhead lighting, task lighting, undercabinet lighting and even ceiling fans. The design possibilities are endless! Light that automatically adjusts in warmth and tone is revolutionary for homes, restaurants and businesses.
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OLD AND NEW Vintage furniture and accessories are showing up across a broad range of styles and interior designs. The key to incorporating vintage into a more modern space is to thoughtfully curate layers of old mixed with new in a way that injects character and charm. When combined with textural elements and modern materials, vintage pieces can create a collected look throughout the home that is unique and personal.
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STONE VENEER Ultra-thin stone-veneer is an innovative surfacing material that can add a focal statement and refined drama to your space. The stone veneer is composed of a layer of real stone attached to a waterproof fiberglass backing for an overall thickness of only 1/64". Because of the thickness and weight, it can be applied to virtually any surface. The materials are imported from Germany, come in a variety of colors and patterns. It is the versatility of the stone, and the dramatic effect it can create which makes the product so desirable. In this piece, thin stone is applied to the top of a custom oversized table which creates a stunning statement.
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ELEMENTS Clients love bringing fire elements into their outdoor living rooms. Fire allows you to enjoy the outdoors year-round and it creates the perfect focal point in the evening time. Gas fire pits are particularly popular. They are easy to turn on/off. There is no need to stock firewood, clean up ashes, and there is no smoke in your face to ruin the mood.
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LIGHT CONTROL With many of us spending more time at home, the need for function and comfort has become a priority. Offering much needed privacy and light control, window coverings have gained importance in home décor, and in particular, those that can be automated. Motorized shades, shutters and draperies offer ease of operation. With today’s technology, they can be operated via remote control, a command to Alexa, and even through an app or home automation system at scheduled times of the day.
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O U T D O O R S PAC E S How our clients spend time outdoors has always been one of the important considerations in our design process. Over the past year, we have seen these needs expand and have responded by creating multiple kinds of outdoor spaces. This family can now thrive outside with a lush front yard for sports and play and a stone patio for quiet retreat and meditative solitude. Local stone provides a simple, beautiful, organic backdrop for these spaces, setting a meandering garden edge and defining the boundaries of a waterside terrace.
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Today’s trending appliances are sleek, flush-mounted, extremely functional, and Wi-Fi capable. Appliances today are all about blending into the kitchen. For example, this Miele refrigerator is flush mounted and, when the door is closed, it is so seamless you don’t even notice it. Pair that with the Miele steam oven, Miele Built-in Microwave, and Miele coffee center and you have an exceptional modern, functional kitchen.
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TEXTURED TILE Waterjet cut tile and textured tile add richness and make your space unique. Many options in textures, colors and finishes, from high-end gloss to more organic styles, help create a mood. Whites, off-whites and grays continue to be in demand, while blues and greens are popular for pops of color.
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a Quintet OF QUOTAB L E KITCH E N S
There’s no place in the home quite like the kitchen. From it springs a source of daily sustenance. But in most homes, the kitchen means so much more. It’s often a favorite meeting place—even if the gathered crowd must hover around an island or sit on stiff-backed bar stools as opposed to sinking into a living room sectional. And in this unprecedented period when the comfort and security of one’s home means more than ever, it’s no wonder that creating the idyllic kitchen has become such a popular undertaking. Here are five kitchens sure to inspire. For more photos and additional credits for each kitchen, visit annapolishomemag.com.
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“WHAT SETS THIS KITCHEN APART IS THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL...” - RYAN DES H A IES By Elizabeth Heubeck | Photography by Gwin Hunt “Kitchen of a lifetime.” That’s how Ryan Deshaies, Annapolis-area electrical contractor, describes his vision for a complete overhaul for the kitchen in his Annapolis condominium, originally built in 1981. Working daily in his clients’ kitchens, Deshaies says the urge to create a dream kitchen for his wife and himself grew. The couple’s intentions were clear. But, initially, at least, their vision wasn’t. A key challenge—how to make a pre-existing support-beam seam tie into the new kitchen design—was resolved after brainstorming with Mark White of Kitchen Encounters. They created a “dividing island” with a knee wall on the backside: a solution that delineated the living room from the kitchen, while still allowing for an open floor plan. For clarity, the team leaned on the input of many members of the Annapolis Design District. Initially struggling to choose a cabinet finish and stone selections, the couple met with Lisa Tullai of Annapolis Interiors. She suggested Monticello marble for counters and island. With a desire to have “clean and contemporary” dominate their newly-designed kitchen, the couple utilized a lot of hidden storage in the re-do, including a microwave and drawers for organizing (and hiding) dish storage. The dramatic and luxurious full-splash marble backsplash, which weighs between 350 and 400 pounds and required five men to install, contains zero receptacles. Instead, they’re all hidden and integrated into the floating shelves, as is the cabinet lighting. “What sets this kitchen apart is the attention to detail in every aspect of the design,” said Deshaies. “This project was not rushed and we used our resources to the fullest extent to give us the kitchen of a lifetime.” AH KITCHEN DESIGN: Kitchen Encounters, kitchenencounters.biz, Annapolis, Maryland | INTERIOR DESIGN: Lisa Tullai, Annapolis Interiors, annapolisinteriors.com, Annapolis, Maryland | ARCHITECT: Brian Fishback, Fishback Architecture, fishbackarchitecture.com, Annapolis, Maryland | BUILDER: Krebs Custom Builders, Annapolis, Maryland | TILE: In Home Stone, inhomestone.com, Annapolis, Maryland | ELECTRICAL: Chesapeake Electric, cheselectric.com, Annapolis, Maryland | PLUMBING: W.L. Staton Plumbing, wlstatonplumbing.com, Annapolis, Maryland | PAINTING: Blue Star Paint & Property Services, bluestarpaint.com, Annapolis, Maryland | FLOORS: Annapolis Carpet & Flooring America, annapoliscarpetandfloors. com, Annapolis, Maryland | HARDWARE: WalterWorks Hardware, walterworkshardware.com, Annapolis, Maryland Vol. 12, No. 2 2021 79
has white reached its height? “I WO U L D N EV ER SAY W H I TE I S D EA D, B U T I TH I N K TH ER E A R E OTH ER TH I N GS PEO PL E A R E O PEN I N G U P TO.”
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By Dylan Roche For Richard Anuszkiewicz, creative director of Monogram Appliances and lead designer of Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, cultivating a beautiful space is never about the latest fad. “I don’t live by trends,” he says. “I try to be as forward-thinking as possible.” And in the case of his kitchen designs that recently earned him the title of Best of Show at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, that meant making people see the kitchen in a different way. “The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, the center of interest or activity,” he explains. “It’s a lot more multipurpose today than ever before, so I believe in expressing those rooms like living room spaces.” He achieves a balance of aesthetics and function by emphasizing integrated appliances. When a refrigerator has matte brass doors with leather-stitched handles, it’s not just a big box for keeping food cold—it’s part of the décor. Anuszkiewicz aims to be mindful of each appliance that features in the kitchen design. “They fully integrate into their environment, and you don’t necessarily know that’s a refrigerator or a microwave,” he says. “We always conceal items. In my mind, I wanted this to feel more like furniture.” Another aim is to create spaces where people feel comfortable enjoying themselves for extended periods of time—it’s why one of his designs features a kitchen table that backs up to a banquette built into the kitchen’s island. The idea is to encourage people to sit back, relax, put phones away, and enjoy a conversation. While Anuszkiewicz doesn’t necessarily see anything wrong with the classic white kitchen, he sees more and more homeowners interested in using rich materials and bold colors in their kitchen. “We are seeing a resurgence of wood and colors and a lot of things other than just white,” he says. For anyone who has a traditional white kitchen but is looking to add the glamor of a contemporary kitchen, Anuszkiewicz encourages finding a designer who knows which complementary elements will enliven it. “I would never say white is dead, but I think there are other things people are opening up to.” AH KITCHEN DESIGN: Richard Anuszkiewicz, richarda2z.com | APPLIANCES: Monogram Appliances, monogram.com | CABINETRY: Bentwood Cabinetry, bentwoodkitchens.com | COUNTERTOPS: Sapienstone Countertops, sapienstone.com | WOOD SURFACES: Grothouse Solid Wood Surfaces, glumber.com | TILE: Ann Sacks Tile, annsacks.com | FLOORING: Textures Wood Flooring, texturesflooring.com Vol. 12, No. 2 2021 81
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“SPA RKS A RE FLYING! ” - G INA FITZSIMM ON S By Elizabeth Heubeck | Photography by Steve Buchanan “Sparks are flying.” That’s how Annapolis-based designer Gina Fitzsimmons describes the chemistry that takes place when she and her long-term client brainstorm—most recently when designing the renovated kitchen in her nearly 100-year-old Eastport farmhouse, Birch Breeze. Starting with a clean white base, the renovation added multiple modern touches of flare while maintaining the warm and cozy feel of this rustic, historical gem. There are the rich walnut accents under the peninsula and on the countertop and the doors of the glass cabinet. Also eye-catching are the mid-century modern pendant lights over the peninsula. Spun out of bronze and brass, the curved cylindrical lights are etched in circular rings, with a deep bronze patina. Some pre-existing features were left alone or brought to the forefront. For instance, floor joists in the kitchen were exposed. The old chimney, exuding what Fitzimmons calls its “crusty texture,” stayed. In some cases, an intentional juxtaposition of historical and modern creates a desired effect. To an extent, Fitzsimmons drew creative inspiration from pre-existing remnants among the owner’s accessories. The color scheme, for instance, came from a modernist oil painting over the sectional in the living room (Jon Engilberts, an abstract expressionist from Iceland, 1908-1972). Primary colors were pulled from the painting’s pots and bottles. The overall effect of the thoughtfully renovated historical kitchen is, at once, one of awe and comfortable familiarity, befitting this extra-special historical home. AH
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“THE RE ’S A TRE ND FOR NOT KE E PING A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS ON THE C OU N TERTOP.” - TINA C OLE BROOK By Dylan Roche | Photography by KRR Photography When Edgewater residents Pat and Kerrie Flaherty sought to expand and renovate their kitchen, they hoped to take the small, dark, outdated space, and create one that was beautiful, practical, and contemporary. But as far as a serious vision was concerned? “We had a basic idea of what we wanted, and we can look at something and say, ‘That’s really pretty,’ but we don’t know how to get there,” Pat Flaherty says. That’s when they found Tina Colebrook of Architectural Kitchens of Annapolis, who would help them take everything they wanted and find a way to make it a reality. That meant some big changes. “The biggest decision they made was to give up the formal dining room for a more casual eat-in kitchen,” Colebrook says. “That really enabled them to take advantage of their water views.” Another change involved creating a lounge for their three dogs. In fact, one of the more distinct aspects of the new kitchen design is the Labrador Lounge, a special place where the Flahertys can let their three dogs hang out. Installing a gate that’s easily tucked away means the labs can still watch everything that goes on in the kitchen without being in the way. Greg Younger of Younger Construction came in to execute Colebrook’s architectural design. “We had to look at the existing space very carefully,” he says. “We studied the drawing and the design plan fairly meticulously so we could understand all the small little things they were trying to achieve with the project.” That meant gutting the old kitchen, putting an addition on the back of the house where a porch used to be, cutting into a portion of the old dining room, and enclosing the old breezeway that leads out to the garage. The result is a kitchen that offers an appropriately Annapolitan nautical feel with its use of blue and white, accented by walnut wood. A built-in armoire holds appliances that might otherwise clutter the countertop—such as the toaster or blender—thus ridding the room of clutter. “There’s a trend for not keeping a whole lot of things on the countertop,” Colebrook explains. Pat and Kerry Flaherty agree they couldn’t be happier with seeing their ideas spring to life. “It was great to be able to work with somebody who thought like me,” Pat Flaherty explains, “but who had the vision to make it work from a decorative side as well as the functional side.” Their three dogs are happy as well. AH ARCHITECT & KITCHEN DESIGN: Tina Colebrook, Architectural Kitchens of Annapolis, architecturalkitchensannapolis.com, Annapolis, Maryland | BUILDER: Younger Construction, youngerconstruction.com, Davidsonville, Maryland | APPLIANCES: ADU-Your Appliance Source, adu.com, Annapolis, Maryland | COUNTERTOPS: In Home Stone, inhomestone.com, Annapolis, Maryland | PLUMBING FIXTURES: Ferguson, ferguson.com, Annapolis, Maryland Vol. 12, No. 2 2021 85
elegance, reimagined “MIXING MATERIALS AND TEXT URES IS VERY STRONG TODAY.”
- JONI ZIMME RM A N
By Elizabeth Heubeck | Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon Elegance drives the design aesthetic for the renovated kitchen in this Annapolis condominium, courtesy of Design Solutions’ Joni Zimmerman. Zimmerman likes to blend classic design elements with twists of intrigue—an approach that works well in this predominantly white and gray kitchen. Even seemingly minor choices make a big difference, like the niches to the left and right of the refrigerator. “I love to accent glass-framed doors in a contrasting color like we did in this kitchen—and I love, love, love the tile with gold stripe in the niche,” Zimmerman says. Whereas homeowners often consider function over form, Zimmerman’s choices tend to incorporate both. The kitchen’s ceiling light, for instance, does more than brighten the space. It adds visual interest, its curviness softening edges of the cabinet details. “It totally transforms the space,” she observes. That’s a good thing, as the predetermined layout of the room—due to the fixed location of the sink and cooktop and concrete floors—made it impossible to alter electrical outlets in the island or shift appliances. Nevertheless, there was room for some significant changes. Zimmerman persuaded her client, originally reticent about installing a galley workstation, to make the investment in the deluxe sink. It’s a choice she doesn’t regret. While a utilitarian fixture like a big sturdy sink probably won’t ever go out of style in a kitchen, certain design trends are far more fleeting. What of the white kitchen? “The white kitchen will always be around because it is light, classic, and coastal,” Zimmerman acknowledged. “That being said, many people are venturing away from it and looking to bring more colors and textures into a space that can be cold with too much white. Mixing materials and textures is very strong today.” AH
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By Kymberly Taylor
Like many English language words, “oriole” has Latin roots. It comes from aureolus, Latin for “golden.” The Baltimore Oriole is a songbird, with a distinctive flute-like whistle. To hear its songs and learn more, visit Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology at allaboutbirds.org/guide/Baltimore_Oriole/overview 92
The High-Heeled Gardener I grew up roaming Maryland’s woods and rivers, attending baseball games, and cheering on our Baltimore Orioles baseball team. But I had never seen the actual bird. I reasoned that the oriole was very rare, or visible only to mysterious professionals who worked at nature centers. What a joy to find out that I was wrong! I learned that these flame-orange and black neotropicals are not rare, but shy, preferring the highest tree branches. They fly into Maryland from March through May, migrating from Mexico and the tropics. They will stay the summer before returning to warmer shores around September. The Baltimore Oriole may be especially historic. According to the Maryland State Archives, in 1698, “Baltemore Birds” with their brilliant plumage, “were among the “Beasts of Curiosity” sent from England to Maryland’s nobility. For centuries, exotic animals were kept by kings and queens. However, in the early 18th century, private individuals, usually nobility, started their own collections to display wealth and power.
her nest between two high tree branches. With great finesse, she uses rapid thrust-and-draw movements with her beak to weave a deep pouch of milkweed fluff, yarn, and whatever is at hand, much like crocheting or knitting. Keep an eye out for the oriole’s favorite trees. Ornithologists note they favor elm, maple, sycamore, birch, apple, black cherry, and oak. Female orioles lay four to six eggs from May through June. The young fledge in about 14 days, and off they fly—hopefully under your observing eye. Remember, if the high-heeled gardener can do it, so can you. The best part is that no special feeders or mixes are needed. Give it a try! AH Baltimore Orioles sometimes feed in an unusual way called “gaping”: they stab their closed bill into soft fruits, then open their mouths to cut a juicy swath from which they drink with their brushy-tipped tongues. (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
In the 1700s, colonists in Virginia and Maryland called this species “the Baltimore-Bird.” Males wore orange and black, the heraldic colors of Lord Baltimore, patron of the Maryland colony. Building on this history, Maryland adopted the Baltimore Oriole as its state bird in 1947. These famous flyers can be attracted into your backyard without fuss—but not with birdseed, which they do not eat. They have a sweet tooth, and, depleted from migration, need the energy sugar provides. Here’s my method: buy a bag of large bright oranges, cut 10 in half, and nail them to trees in your back yard or set them on feeder platforms. Try groupings of two and three. Give it a day or two and watch discretely. Let me warn you—with 20 or so oranges in your backyard, your neighbors may look at you strangely. But here is the goal: to create a sea of orange visible from the sky. I did this once with my father and about twelve swooped in, perching right on the oranges sometimes, dipping in their beaks for five to ten seconds at a time. This visitation was one of the most beautiful moments of my life, especially since it happened with my dad. While you are at it, keep an eye out for their nests—one of the wonders of the avian world. The female oriole typically suspends
Plantings: To attract the Baltimore Orioles and other birds, plant bright fruits and nectar-bearing flowers, such as raspberries, crab apples, and trumpet vines.
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