Annapolis Home Magazine November-December 2021

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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.

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.

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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.

Deborah has been selling real estate full time in Annapolis since 2005. She specializes in waterfront and luxury homes, new construction, and relocation to the Annapolis area. Deborah formed Laggini and Associates and is the #1 Group at Annapolis Fine Homes. Prior to real estate, Deborah spent 20 years in corporate sales and marketing and received an MB from Pepperdine University. Deborah has two daughters and four grandchildren and currently resides in the City of Annapolis.

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As an experienced real estate agent specializing in relocating clients aged 50+, I work for the love of home. I am also an attorney skilled in listening, negotiating and building trust. I received advanced training through the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) to make my clients’ real estate experience seamless. My passion for assisting active adults led me to develop a network of professionals to provide my clients with an enjoyable real estate experience. I love what I do!

I am a career REALTOR who has a passion working with buyers and sellers. As a real estate agent, I take pride in helping my clients with the very personal, and sometimes overwhelming, aspects of buying and selling homes. I live in the Annapolis area and I enjoy being involved in the community. I love this area and I want my clients to be happy here too!

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THE FINEST ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OF THE CHESAPEAKE REGION

CONTENTS

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Inside Out A thoroughly modern home on the Magothy River has unusual wall-sized doors that beckon nature inside.

Next-Generation Farmhouse In a brand new home for her son, an Annapolis architect radically refreshes the form of the traditional farmhouse.

Sponsored Section

Ten Stellar Architects

Highly accomplished architects reveal their work and highlight what their companies offer.

The High-Heeled Gardener

Shaman Shack

A landscaper learned from shamans and indigenous peoples about malocas and how to create low-maintenance beautiful gardens.

DEPARTMENTS

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Publishers’ Letter Robert’s Picks Insider Tips on How to Hire an Architect Empowering Philanthropy Beauty Room | M is for Minimal

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AHM’s Fall Celebration ASID Gala Home and Professional Services Guide Beyond | Public Architecture 2021 Honor Award Winner

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Regal Restoration on King George Learn how this home rose from humble beginnings in 1905 to architectural splendor today, thanks to a trio of talented professionals.

Photography by Anice Hoachlander


Publishers Kymberly B. Taylor Robert E. Haywood Editor Kymberly B. Taylor Creative Director Ryan Gladhill Senior Designer Samantha Gladhill Director of Advertising & Business Development Elizabeth Davis Executive Assistant Amber Trainer Photographers David Burroughs Anice Hoachlander Geoffrey Hodgdon Glenn Miller Writers Elizabeth Heubeck Dylan Roche Copy Editor Patricia Stainke Finance Barb Eilertsen Intern Emma Hlousek

Photo by Glenn Miller

PUBLISHERS’ LETTER

Welcome to the fall issue of Annapolis Home Magazine! We have been having quite a few adventures lately. Our publishers’ photograph with colleague Elizabeth Davis was taken at the American Society of Interior Designers’ Metro Chapter Gala at The Kreeger Museum, designed by Philip Johnson. We had the honor of being a sponsor for their awards ceremony, where we learned more about the design ingenuity, resources, and riches that are so abundant right here in our region. In fact, we are learning that there is a vigorous cross-pollination between the design communities of Annapolis, Greater Washington D.C., and Virginia. We are happy to be a catalyst in the growth of Annapolis as we share our burgeoning design, building, architectural, and real estate scenes with new prospects. You can read about each of those scenes on our pages. Learn about a sensitive remodel of a historic home on King George Street and how history is preserved through its details crafted by one of the area’s finest architects and custom-building teams. We also reveal a stunning new home designed by an architect for her son, a progressive farmhouse in the woods in the Ferry Farms area of Annapolis. On the Magothy River, we showcase a thoroughly modern home with glass walls, multiple levels, and sweeping views. Our HighHeeled Gardener introduces Oso Blanco, a landscaper who shares the unusual gardening techniques he learned while studying with native peoples and shamans in North and South America. Of course, there is much more in our issue, including a special section comprised of highly regarded architects who are shaping the Chesapeake aesthetic. The homes they are designing pay homage to the past and break new ground as well. We hope you enjoy the crisp fall weather upon us and that you find time to settle in with a nice cup of cappuccino while browsing our pages for ideas and new looks you may want to try in your own home—or perhaps the one in your imagination! Until next time,

Kymberly Taylor & Robert Haywood Publishers Annapolis Home is published bimonthly by Taylor Haywood Media, LLC. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without express written consent of the publishers. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for omissions and errors. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for an advertiser’s products, services, or claims. The views expressed in this magazine are solely those of the writer. All rights reserved. © 2021 by Taylor Haywood Media, LLC.

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Robert’s Picks 1

The Jasper Johns exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art is the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to Johns’ art, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you are unfamiliar with Johns’ work, look at his Flag on Orange Field, 1957—one of the great paintings in American art history. The brushwork is lush and exquisite. Notice his use of the orange field to neutralize the high-pitched political rhetoric associated with the flag during the McCarthy and Cold War era. The show runs through February 13, 2022. For more information, visit whitney.org.

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Cathedral Choral Society presents Joy of Christmas A holiday tradition begun in 1976 is now back at the Washington National Cathedral! This performance invites music lovers to escape the cold outside world and immerse themselves in the warm music of the Cathedral Choral Society as they sing about the joy of the holiday season. Performing will be the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music winner, Seraph Brass, a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Performances are Saturday, December 11, at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and Sunday, December 12, at 4:00 pm. For information, visit cathedralchoralsociety.org.

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Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes. Christmas decorations have a way of making the spirit of the season come alive—and what better way to see them than when they adorn the beautiful homes of St. Michaels, Maryland? The Tour of Homes—a highlight of the Christmas in St. Michaels weekend—gives you a chance to visit inside historic homes both in the village and in the countryside and admire their festive finery. Tour times are Saturday, December 11, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, December 12, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For information, visit christmasinstmichaels.org/product/tourof-homes.

Jasper Johns, Flag on Orange Field, 1957. Encaustic on canvas, installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Handel’s Messiah Concert. Sound the Hallelujah Chorus and be prepared to get into the Christmas spirit with the United States Naval Academy’s Glee Club. The USNA vocalists will team up with the Hood College Choir and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and feature soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to perform selections from Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. Performances are Saturday, December 4, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 pm in the Main Chapel on the USNA campus. To order tickets, visit navyperforms.showare.com. Robert Haywood has a Ph.D. in art and architecture history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His book, Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg: Art, Happenings and Cultural Politics, is out now from Yale University Press, London. Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 35


INSIDE OUT


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The entryway’s stone was selected for its resemblance to what might be found along the Magothy River.

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The house’s open plan presented some construction challenges when it came to supporting the second floor.

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hen Chip Bohl and his team at Bohl Architects began work on a waterfront residential project in Arnold, they found themselves faced with unusual challenges. First, as is always the case with a waterfront home, to maximize the view of the water; second, to create a sense of privacy by minimizing the view of the surrounding neighborhood; and third, to preserve the ancient oak tree in the middle of the backyard. Thanks to the Bohl team and Dave Carlisle and his team at Bayview Builders, the result is a success on all counts: a beautiful contemporary home whose style influences reach back to De Stijl (from the Dutch, literally “the style”). Like the Rietveld Schröder House, a De Stijl icon built in the Netherlands in 1924, it feels open, almost wall-less—something Bohl describes as “a blending of the inside and outside.”

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The same granite stonework on the exterior is also used around the fireplace.

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The expansive view of the Magothy River served as a starting point for the home’s architectural design. Angela Healy, an architect with the Bohl team who worked on the home, says the architecture here disproves a popular misconception about contemporary design. “You know, a lot of people will say that doing something labeled contemporary can be cold or very sparse, but we don’t believe in that,” she explains. This is a place, she adds, where you can feel “as comfortable in a black-tie as you are when you’re barefoot and in swim trunks.” The house’s open floor plan is divided into four primary living spaces on the ground floor—the living room, the study, the kitchen, and the dining room, all united by an expansive view of the Magothy River through floor-to-ceiling glass. Each space is finely furnished with contemporary furniture selected by interior designer Donald J. Wooters and lit with such fixtures as the Lolli chandelier by Oly Studio in the dining room and the Vertigo chandelier by Corbett Lighting in the hall. Bohl notes that the idea was to define each room by creating a sense of containment that still feels open. “When we are in this living room,” he says, “we have a feeling of containment, but we also have a feeling of being thrust out to the horizon.”

The architectural design of the floor plan takes advantage of what Bohl describes as the unique conditions of the waterfront, the views, and the neighborhood. “The floor plan is arranged in a crescent shape that allows each room to have a different view orientation to the water and horizon,” he says. “This layout expands the variety of ways the interior of the home can engage the view. The library and dining room at each end of the crescent plan have glass corners that expand the horizon view further.” One factor contributing to the illusion of the outside extending to the inside (and the inside extending to the outside) is the consistency of building materials. The granite stones used on the exterior of the home and the front terrace are also used on the hearth in front of the fireplace. With only a glass window dividing the hearth from a stone bench out on the front terrace, it looks as if elements of the living room are reaching beyond the interior into the exterior space. The granite was sourced from out of state, yet its appearance ties the home to its natural surroundings. “We picked it primarily for the color, and because it looks like the granite you see here on the shoreline,” Healy says. “We wanted it to feel very much a part of the local flavor.” Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 41


A Lolli chandelier by Oly Studio hangs in the dining room.

Additionally, the ethically sourced mahogany used to build the front door continues into the foyer, where it panels the ceiling. A modern house with minimal ornamentation may seem to be less complicated and costly than a traditional design with elaborate moldings and trims. That is not necessarily the case, according to Carlisle, who says that with a modern home “there is less room for error.” For example, there is no trim on the first floor to hide joints so they must match up perfectly. Creating the De Stijl illusion of openness posed what Neil Thompson, construction manager with Bayview Builders, calls “a multitude of challenges.” Specifically, the open floor plan on the ground floor meant limited support for what was built upstairs. “If you notice, there are no interior walls holding up this second floor,” he says as he indicates the living room that segues seamlessly into the kitchen on one side and the study on the other. The solution was steel structures. “There’s steel structure throughout this whole entire house that’s supporting all this openness,” he explains.

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The sightlines block out much of the surrounding neighborhood, creating a sense of privacy and seclusion. Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 43


The architectural design is influenced by De Stijl (Dutch for “the style”).

Details of the house called for close collaboration between the architects and builders to turn big ideas into reality. One instance, Healy explains, is the skylight in the study: they wanted to design it to catch light from one direction but not the other. “The most beautiful light is north-facing light, which is why most artist studios and photography studios face that way,” she says. “We wanted to capture the north light for this library but not the southern light, which can be really harsh.” This architectural idea required Bayview to “execute challenging material transitions and implement multiple layers of functionality,” Healy explains. All of this was what she described as “a labor of love” to achieve the desired effect. Another unique aspect of the architectural design is the way sightlines on the street-facing side of the house avoid most views of neighboring houses, creating the illusion that the house is not only open and airy but also secluded—somewhere far away from a suburban community. “We were careful and deliberate in the sight planning of this house,” Healy says. “So that when you’re within the house, it’s all about the view, and you don’t even realize there are neighbors.” The Bohl team achieved this effect by putting careful thought and attention into the house’s 3-D shape, finished floor elevations, and 44

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siting, all of which “maximize the house’s privacy from its suburban neighbors while enhancing and connecting the expansive horizon line of beautiful water views to all of the main interior spaces.” Exploring this collaboration between architect and builder proves Healy’s perspective is right: Contemporary isn’t cold or sparse. Instead, the modern home feels like an escape, a place of beauty and relaxation, where a panoramic river and ancient oak make you forget that the rest of society awaits just beyond the front yard. AH ARCHITECT: Bohl Architects, Chip Bohl and Angela Healy, bohlarchitects.com, Annapolis, Maryland | GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bayview Builders LLC, Dave Carlisle: President, Neil Thompson: Construction Manager, bayviewbuildersmd. com, Annapolis, Maryland | INTERIOR DESIGNER: Donald J. Wooters, ASID | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Barks Road Landscape Architecture, Ltd., Eric J. Blamphin, ASLA, barksroad.com, Arnold, Maryland | KITCHEN DESIGNER: Elite Kitchens, Olcay Akkaya, elitekitchens.com, Rockville, Maryland | KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS & PLASTERWORK: The Artist's Republic, Karina Stone, theartistsrepublic.net, Annapolis, Maryland | APPLIANCES: ADU-Your Appliance Source, adu.com, Annapolis, Maryland


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NEXT G E N E R AT I O N FA R M H O U S E A R C H I T E C T A N D S O N C R E AT E A M O D E R N FA R M H O U S E BY ELIZABETH HEUBECK P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y D AV I D B U R R O U G H S

Imagine combining the vision of a seasoned architect, a loving relationship between mother and son, and their shared appreciation of the modern aesthetic. The result? A once-in-a-lifetime passion project to be cherished for years to come. Wes Allbright grew up in an old shingle-style farmhouse on the grounds of a former nursery in Annapolis. Now, standing in the great room of his current modern farmhouse—so new you can catch the scent of fresh wood when you walk through the doors—he can still see his boyhood home through a stand of trees. Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 53


The two-story oak monorail stairway almost appears to float between levels.

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The great room showcases the home’s open floor plan. Although it happened a bit sooner than the recent college graduate expected, he says that building a home in the beloved neighborhood where he grew up wasn’t totally unforeseen. “I would always have asked you or Dad to help me with the design of a home,” Wes says to his mother, Marta Hansen, award-winning Annapolis architect of the 3,000-square-feet modern farmhouse they designed together. Consistent with the modern farmhouse aesthetic, the threebedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom, three-floor home with full basement features a spare interior, open floor plan, and generous floor-to-ceiling Windsor windows. The generous use of natural substances such as birch plywood and red oak, combined with loads of natural light, adds warmth to what might otherwise feel austere. The oversized windows make for easy gazing into the backyard, a meadow-like space that once housed a fruit orchard, part of the Bayberry Farm Nursery (c.1941). The home is just minutes from downtown Annapolis. But its secluded and tranquil setting, framed by natural beauty, makes the modern farmhouse a fitting style for this dream home. Hansen explains why she chose the farmhouse as an initial model. The modern farmhouse is “characterized by simple gabled pavilions connected by flat-roofed galleries, clean lines, minimal detailing, and an open floorplan with big windows on all sides for maximum daylighting and indoor/outdoor spaces.” She adds that it is a relevant form for the Chesapeake Bay region because “We are a temperate climate, so we do not need deep overhangs; we can have lots of windows and incorporate indoor/outdoor spaces. We

get torrential rainstorms, so flat roofs should be used sparingly. And since there is so much natural beauty here, the home can be oriented to the outdoors.” Past meets present The pandemic accelerated the project’s timeline. As the design plans were being drawn, Wes and his fiancé were living and working remotely in a cozy 900-square-foot studio on a parcel of the shared 1.5-acre property where his new house now sits. In the nineties, Marta had renovated the former office building, converting it to serve as her architect studio, complete with kitchenette, full bath, and bedroom. In its prior iteration, the studio had served as the business hub of the Bayberry Farm Nursery. Marta recently began working again in the studio, from whose exposed ceiling beams hang remnants of its past: a working ladder and posters of the nursery’s flowering plants. Wes doesn’t have to go far to revisit his former COVID work and living space. A gallery with runway lights, a birch ceiling, and concrete floor connects the studio to his new house. During construction, before the concrete was poured to create the cement floor, a ten-foot hole that he and Marta recall was a “muddy mess” served as a (temporary) reminder of the gargantuan project they undertook together. Mother-son project Spending time with Marta and Wes, it’s clear that mother and son share a mutual respect and a similar cerebral approach to problemsolving. Wes is an information technology professional and selfprofessed “tinkerer” whose calm demeanor pairs well with the Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 55


Natural light filters into the home’s open kitchen, whose spare minimalism and symmetrical design elements create an oasis of calm. high energy of his mother, who has designed literally hundreds of homes in the Annapolis area and has received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and other esteemed professional organizations. Together, they designed a home that manages to feel both spare and modern, yet embracingly warm. Throughout the process, no detail was left to chance, and no task was too menial for either of them to perform. Marta recounts the many weekends they spent laboring together, like the one when they mixed cement and white clay sand in a wheelbarrow in the living room and then poured it to create the cast concrete gas fireplace and the bench that extends directly from it. It’s now a focal point of the room that’s both understated and eye-catching.

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Light seeping out through the windows and up from the deck cast a warm glow on the back of the house at night.


A gallery with runway lights, a birch ceiling, and concrete floor connects Marta Hansen’s architect studio to her son Wes’s house.

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On the exposed beams of Marta’s architect studio, a ladder and posters of flowers hint at the building’s former use as the business hub of a commercial nursery.

Wes Allbright and his mother, Marta Hansen, pose outside his home with the family dog.

The oak monorail stairway is another outstanding feature executed with multiple resources, including sweat equity. The stair treads originated from a new sawmill in South County, Segelhorst Woodworking and Sawmill. One of Marta’s long-term clients started it during Covid as a “pandemic project.” Fastidiously, Marta and Wes stained the red oak treads (cut from a tree that was recently chopped down at the mill), set them in place, drilled into the beams, and sunk all the bolts for the two flights of stairs. Floor-to-ceiling glass wall panels are set flush against the stairs, which almost appear to float in space. The house contains elements of modernism—from its clean lines and no-fuss interior to the abstracted concrete boxwood orbs on the deck—with a palpable warmth. That’s intentional, explains Marta, who says she designed the house around where the sun is in the later afternoon and early evening, so home occupants can take advantage of the late-day sun streaming through the generous windows. At night, lights built into the deck shine upward, bathing the back of the house in a soft glow that Marta can see from her house, just beyond Wes’s yard. It’s a daily reminder of the special project the two created together, not that either needs reminding. “It was the most meaningful event in my life,” Marta says. “It’s a dream come true knowing that Wes will probably be here for a long time.” AH

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8 INSIDER TIPS ON HOW TO HIRE AN ARCHITECT AND ASSEMBLE THE BEST TEAM TO BUILD YOUR CUSTOM HOME

BY ROBERT E. HAYWOOD Over many years, hundreds of architects, builders, and designers—and most importantly, homeowners—have told me stories about their experiences building a custom-designed home. By far, most of these stories are positive, but some are not. Their stories have shaped the following tips.

1. THE SIZE OF THE FIRM DOES NOT MATTER Interview your prospective architect in their office and meet some of the team if they are part of a large firm. That said, some architects are a one-man or one-woman show, which is totally fine. We don’t see a distinct advantage in working with a large firm versus a small one; both have potential pros and cons. What matters is your appreciation of an architect’s past designs, their integrity, and the level of trust you have with the one you choose.

2. INTERVIEW SEVERAL ARCHITECTS We strongly suggest that you interview at least three architects. You will be investing a lot of time and money into building a home, and you want to make sure your expectations—from design to budget—are in line with those of your architect.

3. BE CLEAR ABOUT BUDGET Be prepared to talk about your project’s scope and budget and get clarity on all fees. Does the architect charge a flat fee, bill by the hour, or assess a percentage of the construction cost? Some homeowners complain about being billed after the plans are completed and the builder has taken the reins. Remember, however, that if your architect is overseeing the construction, interacting with the builder, or revising plans, you are still receiving architectural services.

4. WHO WILL BE YOUR DIRECT CONTACT? The principal architect and firm owner may not be the primary person designing your home, although they should surely oversee the entire process. Who will be the primary designer? Will this person be your direct contact? It is important to get clarity on these factors before you sign on.

5. CONSULT WITH A CUSTOM BUILDER An experienced builder brings an architect’s drawing to life, so he or she will know the intricacies of how to get the home built. To be thorough in your research, we recommend talking to at least three highly reputable custom builders in your area. Mention the architect you are considering and ask about their reputation. Are they known for working respectfully with the builders and the whole professional team required to build your home?

6. MORE ABOUT HIRING A BUILDER: THE COST OF LABOR AND MATERIALS Many architects send their plans out for a competitive bidding process. This approach does not guarantee you will find the best builder for you, as some outstanding builders decline to participate in this inefficient process. Another option is to pursue “a negotiated bid.” Do your own research and talk to your preferred builder about this option. This may position your team to work together from the “get-go” and eliminate costly surprises. In any case, we recommend that you connect with a builder before committing to an architecture firm. You want to avoid agreeing to a set of finished plans that cannot be executed within your budget.

7. BRING IN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER EARLY ON In addition to hiring an architect and a builder, your home will be more beautiful if you engage an interior designer early in the process. Some firms have designers on staff, but you should feel no pressure to go with the architects’ designers. The most accomplished designers with highly distinctive styles usually have their own firms. Be as diligent about hiring your interior designer as you are about hiring an architect and builder.

8. DESIGNING A HOME ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REQUIRES SPECIAL PERMITS Rules and regulations have been established to protect critical areas on the Bay. Even if your preferred architect is less familiar with regulations specific to our area, they most likely have the training and contacts to obtain the permits you need. Do not hire an architect solely based on their administrative skill but be aware that obtaining sometimes cumbersome permits is part of the design and construction process. You are putting a whole team together to build a home, and you need highly qualified professionals in every field for it to become a reality. Your home may be one of your most significant investments, so it’s important to do it right. Cost matters, but so does quality. This is your home, and you must be thrilled with the outcome.


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STELLAR ARCHITECTS Each November, we present this sponsored section, where we invite highly accomplished architects of the Chesapeake Region to feature a home they have designed and a profile about their work and firm. Our purpose is to benefit those homeowners who are considering hiring an architect. The principals of these firms are licensed architects and have won professional awards in juried competitions or have been featured in regional and national design magazines, including Annapolis Home Magazine. As we know these architects personally, we are confident that they are serious about giving you their best work. We would not say that about just any architect. If you are considering hiring an architect to design or remodel your home in greater Annapolis, the Eastern Shore, or the metropolitan D.C. area, you will find on the following pages exceptional architects worthy of your consideration.

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A L L I N T H E D E TA I L S Jonathan Rivera can claim nearly 20 years of award-winning commercial and residential architecture experience under his own name as he’s worked on custom projects across the mid-Atlantic region, from Washington, D.C., all the way up to the state of New York. Rivera earned his BS and BA in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, graduating with honors in 1994. He started his career as a senior designer at several architecture firms before ultimately establishing his own Jonathan Rivera Architecture in 2003. With the tagline “Every detail matters,” his firm aims to meet the visions of his clients in a realistic, practical way. He is licensed in Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.


For this featured house, Rivera sought to capture the humble and understated approach his client wanted while making use of every inch of the open plan, connecting each space and maximizing daylight. The property even has an in-ground skateboard halfpipe that attracts skateboarders from across the county to skate at the “Shred Mansion.”

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF HOME The design of a home is infinitely more than architecture. It is a personal reflection of how each client wants to live. For this new, custom home on the West River, architect Bob Berry with Three B Architecture seamlessly integrates the owner’s desire for maximum indoor-outdoor living space while navigating complex critical area requirements. Re-positioning the new home on the site permitted an open floorplan that maximizes river views and enabled a waterfront pool and spa, also with spectacular views. Waterfront

decks on both the ground and upper levels, combined with a wraparound porch, perfectly met the owner’s desire for highly integrated indoor-outdoor living spaces. Capitalizing on more than 23 years of global award-winning residential and commercial experience, Three B Architecture is perfectly positioned to balance each client’s values and vision with contextual sensitivity for each site. Like this home, the result is an elegant, refined solution that merges modern living with sustainable design.


AU T H E N T I C L I VI N G SPIRE Architecture is driven to create authentic living through design. Principals Kurt Shepard and Craig Martin bring nearly 40 years of experience to work on behalf of clients up and down the Chesapeake Bay. “Our process goes beyond active listening,” Martin says, “because SPIRE melds our client’s vision with a realistic budget, assists in hiring the appropriate builder, and observes the construction process from beginning to end.” The integration of architecture, building, and client service sets SPIRE apart. This project, on the north side of the Kent Narrows, perfectly exemplifies SPIRE’s comprehensive approach. The clients asked for an oasis away from their busy professional lives, a beacon for family and friends. “Our team worked with the client’s dreams to develop a thoroughly modern design aesthetic integrating their vision with the contractor’s process and pricing, for a complete experience,” explains Shepard. “Once we had


the concept, we formulated a practical budget, finalized the design, and worked hand-in-hand with the builder to produce the high-quality home that will fit our clients’ lifestyle for years to come.” Founded in 2013, SPIRE has created some of the most noteworthy custom homes and renovations in the region. Its projects have appeared in numerous publications and it has been named the Best of Annapolis architect three years in a row. Both principals are adjunct faculty members for architecture at a local college and are active members of the American Institute of Architects, Chesapeake Bay Chapter. Martin currently serves on the Eastport Civic Association’s architectural review committee.

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WAT E R F R O N T S P L E N D O R Steve Terhune has a straightforward philosophy when it comes to architecture: He wants his clients and their visitors to say, “I really like that, and I’ve never seen it before.” The goal is always to be unique but comfortably familiar. And that resonates with his clients. He has unanimous 5-star ratings on Houzz with testimonials praising his creativity and the way he listens to people’s needs. With diverse experience in everything from large institutional health care projects to small residential remodeling, Terhune is most proud that he has many repeat clients. One homeowner remarks: “Steve has done 3 major projects for us over the past 15 years. The result has always been surprising and amazing whether the project is in Maryland or the mountains of Utah.”


His background as a construction manager for a national development company makes him unique among architects, giving him practical field experience and an understanding of what things cost. He works closely with builders early in the project to keep an eye on his client’s pocketbook. This featured house, with its 270-degree water views and vista toward the Bloody Point Lighthouse, displays characteristics of the old and the new. There is no house like it, but there are enough elements from the past to remind the owner where they live and make it feel like home.

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E N V I R O N M E N TA L RESILIENCY HD Squared Architects, LLC is an award-winning Architecture, Interiors, and Consulting firm based in Downtown Annapolis. Founded by longtime activist and architect, Melanie Hartwig-Davis, the firm also practices in the District of Columbia. HD Squared Architects was honored to receive the American Institute of Architects, Chesapeake Bay Chapter’s first ever Sustainability Award for a bold waterfront design on the Severn River. Melanie’s passionate advocacy for the environment results in sustainable and resilient design strategies interwoven into all aspects of HD Squared’s work.

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MODERN LIVING Hansen Architects M A R TA H A N S E N , A I A , L E E D 410.212.7970 hansenarchitects.net

Hansen Architects specializes in maximizing the potential of the most highly regulated waterfront sites in Maryland. Marta Hansen has completed 150+ residential projects on the water, along with numerous inland and commercial structures, many of which have been featured in regional/ national publications and won AIA design awards. Hansen’s practice is scaled to ensure clients receive her personal attention in every detail. This ‘boutique’ model yields both a highly unified design vision and the highest quality professional attention. Hansen is noted for blending construction expertise with a deep background in fine arts. This enables her to compose fluently in three dimensions via artful hand sketches, in addition to using computer renderings as needed.


Photographer: David Burroughs Photography

REFINED DESIGN Fred Sieracki has led his Annapolis-based architecture practice since 1996, specializing in custom homes. By creating buildings that are beautiful as well as functional and energy-efficient, he helps clients build their dream house while reducing their carbon footprint. As a sole practitioner, Fred gives each client his personal attention as he guides them through every stage of the process, from design through construction. Clients appreciate his use of historical elements and natural materials that reflect the Chesapeake region—not to mention his attention to detail, which has earned him local and state awards for his designs. The clients for this project wanted a French country-style house. The hipped roofs, stucco and stone walls, and other traditional elements pair with modern energy efficiency for a home that’s as practical as it is charming.

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Photographer: Donald Lococo

A SPECTRUM OF STYLE Donald Lococo Architects D O N A L D L O C O C O, A I A , N C A R B 2 0 2 . 3 3 7. 4 4 2 2 d o n a l d l o co co a r c h i t e c t s . co m

Donald Lococo Architects is a top architecture firm nationally recognized for compelling homes that span the design spectrum, from warmly traditional to freshly modern. Recently, Lococo Architects has achieved a rare distinction: international publication and awards for both traditional and modern architecture. Their dexterous approach allows each client more freedom and many options in how their home evolves. The design process results in homes that are unique and personal.


A birds-eye view of a cluster of JTAD designed houses in the Avondale Cottages section of Solomons Island, MD. A full wrap around porch highlights the corner site of this house.

Views of the water can be seen across the whole expanse of this house.

C R E AT I V E LY I N S P I R E D JTAD offers a guided, collaborative, comprehensive and creative design experience to homeowners who want to infuse their lives with timeless elegance, customized to embrace and enhance the way they live, work, and play. John Toates and partner Mark L. Hoffman have more than 50 years of combined experience, making them ideal experts to guide you through the experience of designing and building a new home, renovation, addition, or outbuilding. JTAD’s architects bring to every project their expertise in history, proper usage of materials, and accuracy of details without pretension or inflexibility. The firm’s architects have a reputation for being approachable and easy to work with, complemented by passion, attentiveness and personal investment in every project, to ensure the client’s complete satisfaction with the entire experience.

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B a r n e s Va n z e Architects ANTHONY “ANKIE” BARNES, FAIA, LEED AP STEPHEN J. VANZE FAIA, LEED AP WAYNE R. ADAMS MELANIE B. GIORDANO, AIA ELLEN HATTON, AIA MICHAEL PATRICK, AIA, LEED AP

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B E AU TY & AU T H E N T I C I TY BarnesVanze Architects creates architecture of beauty and authenticity for clients who share the same aspiration for excellence. Based in Washington, D.C.’s historic Georgetown, the 25-member firm consists of six principals and a talented studio team who together create sophisticated architecture in a range of contexts, climates, and historical traditions. The firm’s portfolio of expertly designed residential, commercial, institutional, and ecclesiastic projects can be found nationwide and in six other countries, from Canada to the Caribbean.



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The High-Heeled Gardener

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Is a shaman gliding about Annapolis, teaching us to grow gardens that have a divine flow? Or how to produce psychogenic tomatoes? Unfortunately, no. However, Oso Blanco, “White Bear,” is here. He is not a shaman, but I believe he’s the next best thing. (And, fortunately, more accessible than elders residing in the rainforests of Costa Rica.) Today Oso is a professional landscaper in Western Maryland. He began his career designing compelling yet conventional landscapes. However, after studying with swamis, shamans, Native Americans, and indigenous peoples of many colors in North and South America for over 50 years, his methods have evolved. Today, with clients who have included Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, he produces imaginative hardscapes and greenscapes, some embedded with ancient symbols or subtle spiritual configurations. Plant groupings reflect the principles of permaculture—mixing medicinal, native, nutritional, and ornamental plantings that mirror the local ecosystem and are easy to maintain. Founded in the 1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture is at the literal root of today’s urban gardening and sustainable farming movements. It is interesting to know that permaculture and its many modern applications draw from indigenous knowledge and traditions. In turn, the rise of permaculture today has revalidated indigenous ancestral practices in circles where it was previously devalued.

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“Permaculture focuses on energy efficiency, not high maintenance. Edible food sources are nutritious as well as beautiful.” - Oso Blanco

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Oso takes permaculture a step further—or perhaps back to its origins—and shares shamanic techniques to help you connect with your garden on a deeper level. Affirming scientific research about how plants communicate in the recent bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Oso points out that perennials and herbs also speak a sophisticated silent language, communicating complex information to us via our senses of smell and taste and through electrical impulses. He learned from his teachers that “plants are where the Earth and the sacred meet,” adding, “The goal of permaculture is to cooperate with Nature, to choose native species that benefit each other and plant intelligently, mindful of Nature’s natural system.” For the busy gardener and, indeed, the high-heeled gardener, there is an added benefit: low maintenance! For example, plant natives, ornamentals, and medicinal plants together to create your own flourishing ecosystem. Nourish them with your own compost. These plants benefit each other’s growth, attract pollinators, nourish humans, and provide habitat for insects that help “plant” our lands and replenish the world’s resources. They are also beautiful! This method also aligns with the indigenous peoples’ principles that every plant meets a medicinal, nutritional, spiritual, or supernatural need. In fact, according to Oso, “What we call ‘weeds’ are merely the right plants in the wrong places.” “Lately, I have been foraging for wild edibles like wild mustard greens, dead nettle, and dandelion leaves, and recently discovered some daikon radishes growing near a pond. This is grassroots permaculture: when you can eat what Nature provides. For much of my life, I viewed these weeds with disdain and an intrusion to my pristine landscapes. Now they speak to me with a new voice, teaching me they are a viable food and can strengthen our immune system.” Another example of permaculture is found on Oso’s approximately two-acre homestead. To create his nutritious landscape, he mows the lawn, leaving small “mini-meadows” filled with high grasses, Joe Pye weed, monarda, elder, clover, and black-eyed susan. Edibles include wild garlic, dandelion, dead nettle, and whatever happens to sprout there. Birds swoop, bees do their “waggle dance,” and butterflies soar about, pollinating, depositing eggs, and jostling for the juiciest blossoms. The circular paths etched by the lawnmower encourage easy human foraging for dandelions and nettles, provide habitat for various creatures, and add a sculptural element. The Bear, Jaguar, and Ayahuasca Bowl are used during shamanic ceremonies. Many gardeners know at some level that nurturing a plant is a powerful way to care for the self. For example, when harvesting your herbs and vegetables or even picking a flower, one naturally slows down. You become a simple tool of Nature, a helper much like a bee or an ant inside an exquisite mandala. There is no need to get deep about it if you don’t want to—you just feel good—after you finish, of course. In these very small ways, we do a great thing for Nature, preserving and perpetuating life on our planet. The rewards are many: as tangible as a single marigold in the kitchen singing from a vase and as intangible as being grateful for a good rain soaking your plants so you don’t have to water that day. Permaculture is not just a style of gardening; it also supports our local wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay. “This is not to say I don’t enjoy a beautiful, well-executed ornamental landscape. But as our climate warms and Vol. 12, No. 6 2021 81


reports of dwindling food supplies increase during the pandemic, I am rethinking the definition of a ‘well-created’ landscape,” says Oso. “Permaculture focuses on energy efficiency, not high maintenance. Edible food sources are nutritious as well as beautiful.” One benefit to ‘gardening like a shaman’ is the chance to consume the medicinal and nutritional plants growing right in front of you. You can do this even if you have a cottage garden in Eastport, a patio in historic Annapolis, or an acre or two in Davidsonville. Oso also built a maloca on his land using the principles of sacred geometry. With its door facing east and a firepit nearby, its design is similar to the ceremonial huts used in the South American Indian communities he visited.

Natural light is provided by the glass pyramid embedded in the rooftop. A tambour for drumming and wand with condor and eagle feathers are tools for Ceremony.

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With a glass pyramid embedded in its earth-red roof, pine walls, cedar trim, hand-hewn stone, and an ancient Mayan migration pattern above his woodstove, the maloca is charged with positive energies. Shamanic practices encourage the human to simply rest and to be restored by Nature. In lieu of a maloca, a nice bench will certainly do. When building something as simple as a fire, the wood from the Earth is celebrated, and “Pachamama,” an Incan Earth Mother and fertility goddess, is thanked. If professional organizer Marie Kondo has us thanking our old sweaters before donating them, we can certainly slow down and thank a tree for offering its limbs. For more about permaculture and shamanic techniques, check out Oso’s new book, Garden Like a Shaman, A Design… for the New Earth. I think it would make an ideal holiday gift, especially because he discusses Maryland plants and includes a few recipes. As Oso reminds us, our gardens are gateways to our own wellness, portals to access Earth wisdom. AH


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MORE ABOUT OSO BLANCO During an intense initiation on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, Charles L. Poehlman was renamed “Poso” by shaman Tin Tin of the Secoya tribe. Later, as he worked alongside the Secoya, the name “Poso” transformed into “Oso White Bear Woodchuck… Omé Matasaque… Kneeling not squatting… Golden Guayusa Dreaming… Ho…!!! (This is a complicated story, best left for later!) Oso Blanco is not a shaman. Humbly and with reverence, he shares their teachings. In the language of indigenous peoples, “Oso” means bear, which is a symbol of courage, grounding, firmness of intention, physical strength, and leadership. To place your order for Garden Like A Shaman, write Oso Blanco at shen116@aol.com.

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Regal Restoration ON KING GEORGE

The home has many custom details, including this Naval Academy medallion artfully embedded in the bannister.

AN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER TEAM ACHIEVE AN EXEMPLARY HISTORIC RESTORATION ON KING GEORGE IN ANNAPOLIS BY ROBERT E. HAYWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANICE HOACHLANDER

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Architecture

is one way we experience time, as when we encounter a building that is a hundred or five hundred years old. In the same way, architecture plays a role in our understanding of history. It can also give us a sense of place, as we relate to a specific locale not only through its landscape but also through its streets and buildings. This is why we took notice when a blue stucco home from 1905 at 215 King George Street in Annapolis was renovated. This three-story house, once painted pink, is a private residence on a very public street. Horses pulling carriages once trotted down this street. Flanked by other 18th to early 20th century houses, the homes on King George give meaning to one another and define the street as “historical”. The residence is one of six properties subdivided in 1901 from land associated with the older William Paca and Hammond-Harwood Houses. Compared to these nearby grand estates, the house is modest in scale. Even so, the smaller homes, tightly compressed next to each other, play an important role in our experience of historic Annapolis. The home was built by Anne Jeffers, the first female State Librarian of Maryland, who was also the daughter of Commander Nicholson Jeffers, III, a member of the first graduating class of the Naval Academy in 1846.

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The current homeowner, Paul Prager, first admired this home when he was a midshipman. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, and father to a son who is currently a student there, Prager also serves on the Academy’s Foundation Board of Directors. So, the home’s unofficial connection to the USNA runs deep. Over the decades, the home has accumulated an aura of history, gaining in significance and reinforced by the neighborhood’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District in 1965. The home’s beginning was less grand, however. Jeffers originally built the home as a boarding house. It served that purpose for many years before becoming a single-family home. A decade or so after it was first built, the home was modified into a Dutch Colonial style, notable for its gambrel roof with flared eaves and sheathed with slate shingles. Originally two and a half stories, the home was then raised to three. From the sidewalk, you are sure to notice the charming front door entry. The red brick steps and black wrought-iron railings lead to a dark gray wooden door. It is framed by sidelights and horizontal window panes above the door with a five-part arrangement of transom lights. On the façade, the four windows with dark louvered shutters, some original to the home, add texture and a layered dimension to the exterior.

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Newly designed living room with fine furnishings and art.

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The spacious kitchen with built-in appliances and deep blue walls is a subtle homage to the Naval Academy’s signature colors.

Over the years, the home suffered deterioration due to weather and the passage of time. The flooring was out of level by at least three inches, and the interior stairs were leaning and sagging. When the current homeowner acquired the property in 2017 with a desire to repair and restore the home, he turned to architect Greg Wiedemann and custom builder Mike Campbell and his team at Winchester Construction. Winchester has extensive experience with historic remodels, and for Campbell, the reward is turning a rundown home into a modern one while preserving its historic fabric. Taking a “strict restorative approach,” Wiedemann explains, “The goal of the project was to restore the original residence and to replace the Southwest rear addition with an addition of similar size that was sympathetic to the original architecture.” In any restoration, a question always looms around which repairs and upgrades can be made without jeopardizing its designation as a historic home. Sensitive to the home’s historical character, Wiedemann worked closely with the Historic Preservation Office and was guided by the principles of the Department of Interior. Local boards of historic neighborhoods often refer to these guidelines to preserve the historical character of an area. Wiedemann and Winchester’s seamless collaboration is evident when you approach the home with its completely refurbished exterior, including a new Buckingham slate roof, repaired and upgraded windows, and trim. As soon as you open the front door, you step onto gleaming new white oak floors in the expansive hall, filled with natural light. A highlight of the renovation is Winchester’s exquisitely crafted three-floor,

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The roof now boasts a balcony that extends from the second-floor family room.

cantilevered stairway with a mahogany handrail. A medallion with the Naval Academy insignia is embedded in the cap on the first-floor banister. Each of the rooms has a refined look, with immaculate attention to trim, moldings, and every other detail, giving the home the look of a freshly polished jewel. The interior designer, Shaun Jackson, chose furnishings, rugs, lighting, and pictures that all complement the home’s stately ambiance and give each room warmth, color, and vibrancy. With access to Prager’s vast collection of original posters—ranging from military recruitment and propaganda to fashion, opera, and travel—Jackson made selections to display on walls throughout the home. The restoration team totally transformed the rear Southwest room, which houses the kitchen and breakfast room. Commenting on the single-story wing that was added across the entire back in the 1950s as a shed with a sloping roof, the architect said that it “was not in the character of the original house.” Wiedemann designed the replacement addition to create the illusion of a sun porch, an element that was common in the early 1900s. The rear exterior and interior now have an updated, elegant look, complete with a coherent window design that floods the room with light. The kitchen’s navy-blue cabinetry and antique lighting fixtures offer another nod to the Naval Academy. French doors open onto a brick staircase, curved for dramatic effect, and lead to

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The current owner has a collection of original posters which appear throughout the home.

a brick patio and the cloistered rear garden, which has also undergone a makeover. And the roof now hosts a balcony that opens into a second-floor family room. An exceptional historic restoration, the Prager home sets a high standard that similar projects should strive to achieve. That is, to respect the home’s original character while undertaking carefully chosen upgrades that make the home livable for today and meaningful for the future. Such a project is both historical and contemporary, preserving the past while, perhaps ironically, bringing it into the present. This is a home for which the homeowner possessed the resources and vision to invest in its preservation and an architect and construction team attuned to the nuances of restoration. As a result, the Prager residence advances its role in the narrative of historic Annapolis while adding refined beauty to King George Street. AH

BEFORE

ARCHITECT: Wiedemann Architects LLC, Greg Wiedemann, wiedemannarchitects.com, Bethesda, Maryland | GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Winchester, Inc., Mike Cambell: President, Rob Noble: Senior Project Manager, Jason Hepp: Project Manager, Brandon Richmond: Site Supervisor, winchesterinc.com, Millersville, Maryland | INTERIOR DESIGNER: Shaun Jackson, Inc., shaunjacksoninc.com | SOURCE: Architectural Survey File, AA-2223, Maryland Historical Trust 94

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Architect Greg Wiedemann designed the replacement addition to create the illusion of a sun porch, an element that was common in the early 1900s.

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Empowering

PHILANTHROPY

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) knows that a city or town truly becomes a community when people support one another. As a philanthropic organization, they strive to identify critical needs in Anne Arundel County, match donors with causes they care about, and are committed to making it easier than ever for us to make a difference. “Our work with donors is at the heart of all we do,” says Mary Spencer, president and CEO of CFAAC. “We truly help people manage their charitable giving and partner with them to help them achieve the greatest impact.” Central to CFAAC’s mission is its numerous grant programs, which encompass a range of needs. Programs include: • Arts & Culture Anne Arundel • Fund for Community Healing provides access to arts opportunities addresses mental/behavioral health, for the disadvantaged. crisis prevention/intervention, crisis response, and trauma counseling. • Community Crisis Response Fund • Grants 4 Teachers supplements supports organizations that provide assistance after disaster or crisis. school funding to support students with educational opportunities such Above, CFAAC’s Community Crisis Response Fund Grantee: Anne Arundel County Food Bank partners with Army during as art supplies, books, field trips, • Environment Anne Arundel Fund food drive; Below, CFAAC Staff and musical instruments. goes to environmental restoration, protection, and education. • Help Our Neighbors aids local agencies that provide emergency • Fund for Anne Arundel supports assistance for basic human needs. nonprofits that meet the most pressing needs of county residents, • Women and Girls Fund helps both present and future. dismantle barriers for women and girls.

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Each year, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) recognizes individuals, businesses, and foundations who demonstrate exceptional generosity, civic and philanthropic responsibility, and exemplary leadership in advancing philanthropy in Anne Arundel County. On November 5, 2021, CFAAC celebrated the following eight difference makers. Their stories are summarized here. To learn more and view videos of these incredible and dedicated visionaries, please visit cfaac.org.

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PHILANTHROPISTS OF THE YEAR: JEFFREY HARRIS AND JOYCE PRATT

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: TOWNSEND McNITT

Jeffrey Harris and Joyce Pratt are ensuring a future for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and future musicians. The longtime Annapolis philanthropists, who have given more than $3.7 million in charitable donations to various organizations, recently committed $1 million to launch the ASO’s Sounds of Impact Campaign. They also worked with key members of the ASO leadership team to craft a strategy for achieving ASO’s goals.

When Townsend McNitt sees a need, she goes into action mode. A long-time volunteer at the Stanton Community Center and Annapolis Elementary, McNitt selflessly serves the needs of others, particularly through her work to ensure no child goes hungry. She’s also a devoted volunteer at The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center and St. Anne’s Parish.


CORPORATE PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR: HANNON ARMSTRONG It can be said that philanthropy is part of the culture at Hannon Armstrong. With its tagline of “Investing in Climate Solutions,” the company has supported the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) mission to Save the Bay since 2005. The company has also supported the YWCA of Anne Arundel County through the years.

CAROL THOMPSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: LARRY GRIFFIN Larry Griffin founded We Care and Friends in 1992 after 28 years of drug addiction and two years of homelessness. Once drugfree, he began to help addicts in Annapolis’ poorest neighborhoods seek recovery. Griffin is well known throughout the community for helping the county’s children through programs such as Box of Rain, which he co-founded.

Photo by Maureen Porto Studios YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: RYAN O’CONNOR

LEGACY AWARD FOR PLANNED GIVING: CINDY POND

A prolific volunteer and recent Arundel High School valedictorian, Ryan O’Connor has made an indelible impact on her community. O’Connor has successfully run programs and volunteered with Happy Helpers for the Homeless, The Stanton Community Center, Interact, Kenya Connect, and countless other organizations.

Cindy Pond loved animals and loved people. Pond passed away in March of 2020 and left significant gifts to the Anne Arundel County SPCA and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB). Her planned gift allowed the Food Bank to build much-needed volunteer office space.

CARROLL H. HYNSON JR. AWARD IN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN PHILANTHROPY: MARTHA BLAXALL

BOOTS ON THE GROUND AWARD: JANICE KEATING

Photo courtesy of Ryan O’Conner

Martha Blaxall has helped advance the work of myriad Anne Arundel County nonprofits. Most recently, Blaxall devoted more than 200 hours to help plan and implement the BannekerDouglass Museum’s Anti-Racism Initiative Campaign. She is currently leading the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Board Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Blaxall is also a longtime member of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together.

Janice Keating has worked with the Girl Scouts, Mission of Peace, Catholic Charities, Downtown Hope’s “Love Annapolis,” The Food Bridge in Anne Arundel County, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Keating’s reach extends beyond our county to the streets of Baltimore and Appalachia.

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