Annapol i s HOME Vol. 5 No. 3 2014
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views of the community pond and a landscaped yard with
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Thoroughly modern 1925 home offers a panoramic view of Spa Creek. Builder owner re-built this home from the studs out, expanded & opened up the back with multiple windows to allow the historic Annapolis scene in. MBR w/waterside balcony, fabulous kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, quality finishes, off street parking. A “10”! $1,699,000 | Diana Campe, 301.775.8767
SOUTH RIVER WATERFRONT
Striking views from this newly constructed, spacious WF home sited where the South River meets the Bay! Sun-filled home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, high ceilings & Brazilian cherry floors! Cook’s kitchen, waterside family room with FP, stunning owners’ suite and bath. Community marina and pool. $1,685,000 | Georgie Berkinshaw, 443.994.4456
Exquisite home on premier lot backing to woods. Three beautifully finished levels (5,000 sq. ft.) with every thoughtful detail and upgrade possible. 4 BRs, 4.5 BAs. Family room, library and club room – all with gas FP. Walk-out lower level, custom brick patio, lovely landscaping and 2-car garage. Spectacular! $798,000 Florence Calvert, 443.995.6625
WATERFRONT ON SPA CREEK
Be swept away by the direct Spa Creek views from Market Quay. Four level 3 bedroom end unit town home features high ceilings, rich hardwoods and 2 fireplaces. Waterfront pool and deep water slip. Rare find in charming pocket in Historic Annapolis. $1,790,000 Connie Cadwell, 410.693.1705
LINSTEAD ON THE SEVERN
Spectacular custom home offers nearly 6,000 SF of luxury living! No detail has been overlooked....welcoming Southern Style porch, breathtaking landscaping with outdoor kitchen and fireplace! High ceilings, open bright floor plan, tray ceiling, crown moldings, and so much more! Great water privileges! $1,350,000 Therese Gardner, 443.254.5170
Sunny, nature filled retreat with fast access to Baltimore, DC (50 & 97) & shopping. Backs to woods, open, transitional/colonial with rear deck for entertaining. Hardwoods, main level office, gourmet kitchen with stainless and great room w/fireplace. Large walkout basement. One minute from Eisenhower Golf Course. $775,000 | Martha Janney, 443.822.6850
NANTUCKET ON CRAB CREEK
Exceptional custom designed home which takes full advantage of the commanding views of Crab Creek and South River. This property offers many unique features inside and out. State-of-the art cook’s kitchen, first floor master bedroom. Deep water slip with easy access to Chesapeake Bay. Call for details. Anne Harrington, 410.340.9961
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Unobstructed water views from this 1.5 acre site with 2 deepwater (8’) piers (one new). Perfect for family compound with large main house, guest house & pavilion/pool. Grading permit in hand, new septic installed. Engineering/grading package from Drum Loyka available. $1,395,000 | Georgie Berkinshaw, 443.994.4456
Located on one of the prettiest streets in the Historic District. Completely renovated and restored – 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, large heated walk-up attic, gas heat, and brick fireplace that could be reopened. 2 off-street parking spaces make this a rare find! $775,000 | Florence Calvert, 443.995.6625
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SEVERN SIDE FARM Experience sweeping waterfront views of the Severn River. Circa 1848, this home boasts of 883’ of water frontage overlooking Annapolis. Deep water pier with electricity and water. House sits on 9 acres total 29.5 available acres. 3 adjacent lots also for sale. Buyer has first right of refusal to purchase lots. $5,300,000 Anne Harrington, 410.340.9961
SEVERN RIVER WATERFRONT
Stunning views of the Severn River, 19 acres of privacy, 1,000 ft of Waterfront with western exposure, deepwater pier, pool and vineyard. Over 10,000 sq ft of living space. Property purchased at foreclosure. Home in need of significant renovation. Sold in “As Is” Condition. $3,950,000 | Georgie Berkinshaw, 443.994.4456
WEEMS CREEK WATERFRONT Elegant custom residence set on 2 private acres with 400+ feet of water frontage just off the Severn River. Water views from every room. Open and spacious living with fabulous views and fine finishes throughout, first-floor master suite plus 3 en suite bedrooms. Deep water pier with 2 slips for large boats. $5,950,000 Florence Calvert, 443.995.6625
SOUTH RIVER WATERFRONT On 1.3 sheltered acres in desirable Poplar Point, this 8,000 SF custom, waterfront home features a deep water dock, waterside pool, lanai, private master and guest suites, 4-6 bedrooms/offices, gym, home theater, and more. Ready to move in and enjoy! $5,950,000 | Day Weitzman, 410.353.0721
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40-ACRE ANNAPOLIS WF ESTATE A gated, tree-lined drive leads to 40 acres of privacy for boating, fishing, hunting & swimming. 1000 ft of WF, actively farmed fields and freshwater pond. Gracious country home with casual and formal living spaces, and incredible views. $4,300,000 | Georgie Berkinshaw, 443.994.4456
Elegant and timeless residence with magnificant panoramic water views. Wonderful deck with outdoor kitchen overlooking Spa Creek. Beautifully maintained grounds, including gardens and koi pond, slope gently to a protected private deep water pier. Minutes to downtown Annapolis. $3,998,000 | Connie Cadwell, 410.693-1705
Private setting sited at waters edge, deep water private 260 ft. pier with 2 lifts. Meticulously maintained home with 4000+ finished SF on 2 levels, main floor master with double sided gas FP, luxury bath, gourmet kitchen, 2 waterside porches. Most sought after community on Broadneck Pennisula...minutes from Annapolis. $2,260,000 | June Steinweg, 410.353.4157
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Captain's Rest: Before and After on the Rhode River Walnut Hill Landscape transforms a weedy lot to WOW!
Sneak Preview: Landscape Architecture & Estate Tour
Residents open their exquisite multi-million dollar properties for one day to support the Light House.
On the Corner:
Elegance & Sophistication: The Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis Columnist Chip Bohl explores the architecture of this historic home.
On the Cover: The foyer of the Chase-Lloyd House. Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Hodgdon.
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Publishers’ Letter As the summer season begins, put on your touring shoes because two wonderful ones are fast approaching—the Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour on June 7th & 8th, and AHM’s Landscape Architecture & Private Estate Tour on June 14th, to benefit the Light House: A Homeless Support & Prevention Center. These events reveal that Annapolis has beautiful historic homes, yes, but also deeper depths. Pre-revolutionary soils hold subterranean secrets, and hide layers of history all their own. They are evidence of and what is not talked about enough here: Annapolis’ flourishing garden culture and destination for some of the finest landscape architecture and design in the region. As you leaf through the issue, don’t forget to read about the Chase-Lloyd House in Chip Bohl’s column. He re-discovers its history and grand architectural interior, pointing out masterful ceilings, stairs, and brickwork whose fading elegance is almost untouched by time. Gina Fitzsimmons shares her latest project, a Baltimore penthouse living room presented at the Baltimore Symphony Show House. She redefines and refreshes nautical décor, a formidable task in our Navy town. There are new developments: We introduce a new writer, Marianne Artino, whose column on house guests delights us and provides ideas for entertaining. And, we welcome Mia Cranford to out team. She brings positive energy and many ideas to help us grow as a magazine bringing to your door beautiful homes, landscapes, and interior design. Until next time,
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Contributing Photographers Geoffrey Hodgdon Christine Fillat Derek Jones Architectural Columnist Chip Bohl
Contributing Writers Christine Fillat Tom Levine Marianne Artino Copyeditor Katie Pierce Publishers Kymberly B. Taylor Robert E. Haywood Vice Presidents, Marketing & Business Development Taryn Chase Mia Cranford Account Executive Tina Allen
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Robertâ€™s Picks Glorious Garden Tours
This is the season for garden tours and we have two spectacular ones you will want to attend:
The Secret Garden Tour organized by the HammondHarwood House is a lovely Annapolis garden tour that supports this national architecture treasure and a landmark of Annapolis. The gardens this year are located around the historic area of Spa Creek with twelve gardens on view. Tour dates are June 7 and 8, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. For tickets, call 410-263-4683. Pick up your program (which is your ticket) at 124 Charles St. on the days of tour. Wearing flat shoes is advisable. And make sure you also visit the true architectural wonder, the Hammond-Harwood House itself that will be open both days of the tour.
Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, built in 1774. Light House, 10 Hudson St., Annapolis
Have you heard about the Friary on the Severn River, but never been invited to visit this most luxurious estate in Annapolis? Have you wondered what life is like on St. Helena Island in Little Round Bay? For one day, rain or shine, you will have your chance to visit these estates and more. The Annapolis Landscape Architecture and Estate Tour takes place on June 14, 2014. This event is organized and presented by Annapolis Home Magazine and sponsored by TTR Sothebyâ€™s International. Proceeds from your ticket purchase benefits the Light House: A Homeless Prevention Support Center in Annapolis.
Robert Haywood, Ph.D., studied art and architectural history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has taught at MIT and Johns Hopkins University and has been a residential fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
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Before & After on the Rhode River
By Tom Levine Photography courtesy of Walnut Hill Landscape Company
When Mike Prokopchak, ASLA and president of Walnut Hill Landscape Company, first saw this waterfront yard owned by a family on the Rhode River, it was a sad sight. It bore the exhausted look of a public park maintained by a weary local government agency hit hard by the recession. With a lawn that was a bit scraggly and a copse of overgrown trees, its only saving grace Vol. 5, No. 3 2014 21
Walnut Hill Landscape Company had to complete this job in six months and in secret. The residents surprised their adult son with his childhood dream: a swimming pool just the right size for his kids and family. At the time, he was battling cancer and living in Philadelphia. A classic stone fireplace commands attention and proclaims the area: Captain's Rest.
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Before A well-loved but sandy lot is reborn in six months. A sole V-shaped pre-exising tree remains on the pool's horizon, a remembrance of things past.
was a view of the Rhode River. But the trees pinched the view and, even on the sunniest days, left much of the yard in deep shadow. Except for the river, there was not a flicker of visual interest. Prokopchak and his design team developed a plan that would bring a modern, geometric orderliness to the space. They opened up the little-used back porch into an outdoor room with a commanding stone fireplace. The family named their oasis Captain’s Rest, to encourage the owner’s husband, a former Naval captain, to relax. The name came from Brewster, Massachusetts, a town in Cape Cod where the family once lived. This seaside village is known to locals as “Captain’s Rest,” the home of rich sea captains, who, in earlier centuries, built mansions and stately homes. Walnut Hill did not have much time to create a mature landscape. The owners gave Walnut Hill a hard deadline. The
project must be done in six months, in time for their son’s visit. He was battling a deadly cancer, and they wanted to surprise him. His casual childhood haunt was now a sophisticated space decked out with his long-time dream: a swimming pool. “Prokopchak had it up, running, and heated several days before my son and my grandchildren arrived. They went wild! My son always loved being there, but this brought things to another dimension,” the wife recalls. One of the joys of a well-designed landscape is the taming of nature into a humanized narrative. Natural elements are transformed or highlighted, scale is imposed, and a sense of where we belong in the world emerges. That is the transformation Walnut Hill created for this family. Prokopchak installed stone to great effect here; it is one of the project’s most dramatic elements. It’s a natural counterpoint, creating texture on the geometric lines of the long, tall and short walls that provide privacy and definition. The fireplace is a stunning focal point to the patio fronting the pool. Its stately
presence finishes the space, announcing to all that, indeed, a retreat worthy of a Captain has been formed. The decking is clad in a more finished stone; its squared-off elegance contrasts with the rustic walls. The infinity edged pool at the center of this whole affair is the star of the show. It does more than simply provide the illusion that pool and river are one. The parallel lines of the stone cap on the long low walls draw us into the scene. We canâ€™t help but be drawn in, those lines leading our eyes to some infinite point across the river. The pool is also a reflecting pool, a mirror of all around it: the groups of plantings that soften and add color to its sides, the sky above, and the river beyond. The most interesting image is that of a dual trunked tree that scissors itself at the end of the pool, its V shape joining its reflection to become an X, a reminder that this is not the river, but a pool. And, of course, we want to run to
the edge and leap off into a cannonball, letting out a shriek that is silenced by the shattering mirror. That V shaped tree was saved from the old yard and given a bit of a trim. The placement of the pool was determined by this tree. It reminds us that the landscapes we rejuvenate or create are ultimately about the natural world and that the best designs for rebuilding transform both the grandness and modesty of nature to give us respite and a fresh view of the world. Resources. Walnut Hill Landscape Company walnuthilllandscape.com
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The Friar y | Annapolis by Kymberly Taylor
The Friar y, a 23 acre private estate atop a 140-foot cliff on the Severn River, was once a communal home for Capuchin friars, an order established by St. Francis of Assissi. Capuchins are evangelists who also value solitude, believing that in silence the human heart hears the Word of God. The grounds, designed by Jay Graham of Graham Landscape Architecture, ref lect this heritage, and have elements of drama, discipline, and myster y that seem to compete with each other. The tension produced is what makes this composition exciting. For example, the infinity pool cascading over a steep incline is rivaled by the encroaching forest, which in turn is resisted by a manicured lawn. Georgian Revival architecture both yields to and resists land f lowing around and beyond. Far above the river, the Friar y seems to fade rather peacefully. Plantings are a lush world perpetuating itself, as if tended with an invisible hand.
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>> Whitehall | Annapolis In 1764, Whitehall was a 1,000 acre plantation; Mar yland was a colony of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Visitors would arrive by boat and were entertained lavishly in a five-part Georgian mansion, owned by Horatio Sharpe, who later became Governor of Mar yland. He built the manor for his intended bride, Mar y Ogle. Unfortunately for Sharpe, Mar y shattered his plans and married his secretar y, John Ridout. The Ridout family still owns a neighboring parcel and call it Ridout Farm. Though not the original, the home on tour is stately and palatial, in keeping with the 18th centur y vernacular. There is a hidden entrance, a graveyard, and ruin to explore. The home is also opened for viewing and recalls the grandeur of the era.
>> St. Helena Island | Little Round Bay St. Helena Island, in the middle of Little Round Bay, is traversed with gardens shaped by Master Gardener Deborah Hartman. Over the years, she has collected and experimented with various species, drawing upon her experiences with horticulture at Longwood Gardens and elsewhere. The grounds balance the formal with the informal; the emphasis is on privacy and the notion of " haven." Intimate groves and gardens envelop and seem to create time itself, for the visitor suddenly feels unencumbered by clocks and schedules. One unconsciously unwinds in the gentle presence of unusual foliages, grasses, and f lowers.
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Elegance & Sophistication The Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis By Chip Bohl Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon
The architecture of the Chase-Lloyd House is expertly proportioned and tailored. The conservative presentation to the street belies the exuberant interior decorative woodwork.
The Golden Period of Annapolis colonial mansion building starts with Ogle Hall in 1739. It grows in intensity and sophistication until 1774 when political uncertainty and the Revolutionary War stop all work. After the War, the Mid-Atlantic center of architecture and the decorative arts moves on to Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Golden Period concludes with the 1774 completion of the Hammond-Harwood House and Chase-Lloyd House. Today these homes are intact, unaltered from their original construction, standing directly across the street from each other as they have for 240 years. The construction start of the Chase-Lloyd House established an architectural sophistication only hinted at in the previous three decades. The 1763 William Paca House and the 1767 James Brice House are big and monumental, but they lack subtlety and refinement of proportion. Many of their architectural elements are awkwardly and abruptly positioned. For example, the Paca House central “tower” that dominates the garden façade is an ungracious afterthought that actually separates the house from the
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The view from the stair landing to the back of the front door shows a careful progression from public first floor to more private second floor living. The quality of the interior woodwork does not diminish at the second floor hall even though it is out of view from the entrance.
garden. At the James Brice House, the main roof cornice is rudely chopped off at the building corners and collides with the arched trim of the second floor center window. The Chase-Lloyd House suffers none of these unconsidered architectural events. ďżź The Chase-Lloyd House exterior woodwork is carefully proportioned and thoughtful. The main roof cornice perfectly caps the whole brick body of the house and then effortlessly transitions into the pediment over the front projecting bay. The projecting bay sets up the focus for the Ionic columns, entablature, and pediment at the front door. From bottom to top the windows are graduated in height. The brick is expertly crafted, with hand rubbed brick arches and carefully placed belt courses. The rich browns of the Flemish bond brick walls are contrasted by the darker brown belt courses and highlighted by the orange-brown color of the arches above each window. The bricks used for the belt courses and window arches were individually selected for color and then laboriously burnished by hand to make them similar in size and texture. Note the bricks used in the arches and belt courses are rubbed so uniformly in size that the thin mortar joints almost disappear. The house also achieves an architectural effort unique to other Annapolis houses of this period. It is a resolutely vertical composition. The center bay stepped forward of the main mass is accentuated vertically by its windows, roof pediment, and woodwork at the front door. This vertical architectural composition stands in contrast to the predominately horizontal compositions of the other grand houses of the Golden Period. The house was started in 1769 by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His lifelong scramble to attain wealth was perpetually underfunded, and he never achieved his ambition of premier social status. The brick walls were complete but the roof only partially built when Chase sold the house in 1771 to Edward Lloyd IV (1744â€“1796). The two men were quite different. Lloyd was well educated, well married, and the fifth generation planter of the vast Wye Plantation on the Eastern Shore. He was the wealthiest man in Maryland. He
The staircase draws the eye to the Palladian window at the landing then the delicate plaster work of the second floor ceiling.
immediately hired Virginia architect William Buckland to complete Chase’s shell for his own “in town” house to be used for socializing, commerce, and politicking in Annapolis. The interior is a masterpiece of carved wood work and applied decorative plaster. The central staircase graciously dominates the entrance hall, lifting the eye to the Palladian window at the landing and then doubling back on each side. The two reverse stairs are dramatically cantilevered from the side walls. The undersides of the treads are boldly carved moldings. The staircase, woodwork, and decorative plaster will be discussed further in part two of this series: Interiors of the Chase-Lloyd House. Chip Bohl is an architect: his office in Annapolis is in its 36th year. Please visit www.bohlarchitects.com to see completed projects in the Chesapeake Bay area, Los Angeles, New York and a recently completed home in Merida, Mexico. At left: The Palladian window on the garden side of the house provides generous light into the house stair hall and views to the garden from the stair landing.
A Fair Afternoon in the Chase-Lloyd Mansion Garden Chase Home, its Board of Trustees, and the Women’s Auxiliary are offering a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of ChaseLloyd House and the pleasure of an afternoon in its garden. On Flag Day, June 14, the home will hold an Appraisal Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, sponsored by Freeman’s Auctioneers of Philadelphia. Rare books, manuscripts and maps, jewelry, painting and prints, sculpture, silver, and decorative arts will be appraised firsthand. American, English, and Continental furniture can be viewed by photograph. Fair activities will include music, plein air artists, themed basket raffles, and a live auction of paintings. Participants will also tour the Chase-Lloyd mansion and hear about its fascinating history of early Americans and the women who have lived in it. Proceeds will be used for improvements to the house to enhance the comfort of its residents. We look forward to joining you on Flag Day to honor the memory of a frequent guest of Chase-Lloyd House, Francis Scott Key. Thank you for your support of Chase-Lloyd House, a historic living landmark. We hope to meet you and always welcome tax-deductible donations or legacy gifts from your estate planning. With much appreciation,
firstname.lastname@example.org Molly Smith has served on the Board of Trustees of Chase Home for twenty-five years and as Vice-President for seventeen. For her, every day is a new day at Chase Home.
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Legs are a cultural symbol of strength and mobility. While most of us may take our mobility for granted, others are keenly aware of both the importance and value of their legs. David Beckhamâ€™s gams are reportedly insured for $78 million, and Heidi Klum is said to have insured hers for $2.2 million.
For those of us without million dollar legs who just want a lifetime of moving around, it pays to keep our legs in good shape. By modest calculation, we will walk over 100,000 miles in our lifetime.
Your legs contain the three longest bones in your body: the femur in your thigh is the longest, strongest, and heaviest. Your lower leg is composed of the tibia and fibula bones. Your thigh muscles consist of the quadriceps, or â€œquads,â€? on the front, the hamstrings on the back, and the adductors on your inner thigh. Your lower leg has numerous muscles that act on the knee and ankle joints, but the biggest are the soleus and gastrocnemius in your calf.
Since our legs are designed for movement, their worst enemy is a sedentary lifestyle or long periods of sitting.
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Here are some top tips for healthy legs:
Write the alphabet with your foot: Pick up the pace to maximize your benefit. While sitting, write the alphabet with your foot to activate all your lower leg muscles and encourage flexibility and range of motion. Moving also supports the lymphatic system, the body’s natural drainage system. Healthy lymphatic function combats fluid retention as well as the appearance of cellulite. While cellulite evokes dread in women, it is nothing more than the normal arrangement of collagen fibers in the skin and most women have it. That being said, reducing sodium in your diet, losing excess body fat, and keeping your legs toned and strong will minimize its appearance.
Add resistance to your movements to enhance muscle definition: Simple moves done consistently with your own bodyweight will yield big results. (See the sidebar for details.)
Control your weight: Carrying too much weight is linked to osteoarthritis, varicose veins, and poor circulation. While exercise builds strength and vitality, weight loss begins in the kitchen. You may need patience to discover what works best for you, but in general
moving toward a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and lean protein will bring results for most people. Reduce your consumption of caloric beverages and starchy foods like breads and potatoes. Spot reduction is a fat loss myth; age, hormones, and other factors unique to you will decide where the fat starts disappearing first and last.
Get adequate rest: Sleep is the state in which the restorative and rejuvenating processes of the body are in high gear. Depriving your body of that important piece is equivalent to long term, low-grade stress, which itself has negative consequences for your health. A recent query of my clients about their legs drew comments such as “dependable” and “essential,” “strong” and “sticks.” However you describe them, you’re counting on your legs to get you around for the rest of your life. It is never too late to strengthen them. Louise Orders is co-owner of Dauntless Fitness & Health in Severna Park. A professional fitness trainer, life coach, and massage therapist for over a decade, she helps her clients live a stronger, healthier, more vibrant life. She can be reached at email@example.com. Learn more on her website: www.louisoorders.com.
EXERCISES TO DO AT HOME These basic exercises will help develop the strength and tone of your legs, which also translates into improved appearance. If you’re just starting resistance exercises, begin with just a few repetitions of each exercise until your muscles adjust. Build to 2–3 sets of 12–15 repetitions.
Squats: The king of functional exercises. Beginners can use a chair or bench for backup. Hinge at your hips so that your butt moves backward and your knees do not protrude over your toes. Keep your chest up and open and arms reaching forward. Start with 8 repetitions and build. Variation: turn your toes out slightly, and when you lower into the squat allow your knees to track out over your toes.
Hip ridge: Lie on your back with your knees bent, heels on
the floor, and toes lifted and pulled up toward your shins. Raise your buttocks off the floor until your back forms a straight line from knees to shoulders, and hold for 1 second before lowering. Repeat 15 times.
Standing calf raises: Rise up onto your toes and lower 12–15 times. To make the move harder, start on a curb or stairs to increase the range of motion.
Forward lunges: Stand with your left foot forward and right foot back, in a wide stance. Bend knees, keeping the left knee over your ankle and lowering the right knee almost to the floor; then return to standing. Start with 8 repetitions on each side and build.
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ina Fitzsimmons, ASID, of Fitzsimmons Design Associates in Annapolis was selected to design the penthouse living room in Silo Point for this year’s Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House, a sizable honor, and challenge. Converted from the abandoned Baltimore and Ohio grain silo built in 1923 on Locust Point in Baltimore, Silo Point now towers over the harbor, with 228 condominiums, exposed piping in white-washed hallways, and a minimalist industrial allure impossible to fake.
Authentic pulley & block, burnished portal with cleats, antique light and lantern add a vital roughness to the scene.
The two-story living room is dominated by vertical space, the kind of space that a grain silo would have, unadorned and stretching far beyond human scale, built for utility rather than protection. In other words, too much space. And this was Fitzsimmons’ challenge.
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Vintage oars line the wet bar and are also the legs of a hand-crafted over-sized table designed by Gina Fitzsimmons.
A trio of sails hung from the overhead beams are visually arresting and help fill the lofty void. Maroon leather sofas and colorful, geometric pillows are a welcome change from traditional navy blue and white.
Successful design is ultimately about scale, balance, and proportion, she explains. One of the challenges of working with such a huge volume is to figure out what to do with the top half. As dramatic as twenty-foot ceilings are, the proportions can be out of synch, and, as in this case, the height overwhelming. She mulled this over for a week, and then Fitzsimmons, while lying in her bed, had an epiphany. Sail loft. “I was looking out the window and watching this little sailing regatta on the creek in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club. I said ‘that’s what I am going to do, I am going to put sails in the top of that room, there was so much volume up there, what could I possibly put up that would not be tacky?’” Once she had the concept, she created a space with a nautical theme that is anything but clichéd. Three sails hang from the ceilings at odd yet elegant angles stretched taut as if on a close reach, or billowing gallantly on a beam reach. She designed an oversized custom coffee table beautifully crafted with re-purposed oars adding a sinuous element to its square edged modernity. A jute rug seems to be woven from a mooring rope coiled atop the coffee table. It anchors the main seating area punctuated with maroon leather sofas. This is set on a diagonal that draws guests into the room and the view beyond. Signal flags have been stitched and stuffed to make colorful pillows. An adjacent room housing a wet bar has been rechristened “The Oar House.” Its walls are enlivened with a dozen vintage oars. A river stone backsplash with a greenish blue grout brings memories of canoeing in mountain streams. Fitzsimmons, pointing out the diversity of the design, notes that the “features and textures don’t match.” They do, however, tell a story that is coherent in design and message. This is all meant to be informal and anything but fussy. One can almost feel the grit of sand between toes, hear the slap of water against a pier piling. This project may be one of the Show House’s boldest design statements with crisp lines and luminous curves. It is also a room that could feel like home. Three white sails hang from the living room ceiling. Like gossamer floating from above, they gently fill the void. Resources: Fitzsimmons Design Associates, www.fitzsimmonsdesign.com With thanks to the Fitzimmons Design team: Corey Hamby, Megan Trachtman, and Marie O'Rourke
Special thanks to Tom Levine for his contributions to this essay. Kymberly Taylor has a BA in Journalism from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
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THE HOUSE GUEST QUANDARY By Marianne Artino
You mention to a friend, “I’m having house guests next week,” and appear to smile and stay calm, as if this is an ordinary occurrence. No it is not. These guests and maybe even their dogs are to appear at your doorstep, enter your abode, and plunge into your living space. You shall shed your privacy, have to engage in intelligent conversation, and, what’s more, plan and cook meals of sustenance for another human being. Trickles of anxiety begin. Your tempo quickens. Your rituals certainly will need to be suspended.
1. Decide on a Plan of Attack
Don’t panic. Instead, take charge and make a plan. Here are a few general rules. For your in-laws, proceed more cautiously and elaborately than for college friends. For the casual friends you haven’t seen in years who call and announce that they are “passing through,” agree cheerfully but take care not to encourage a “vacation stay,” especially if you are equipped with a pool, boats, beach, or tennis courts. For close family such as sisters, brothers, or parents, easy breathing and less strident measures rule. However, you will wish to impress them with your attention to every small detail—this plan always shifts according to which “side” of the family visits. For all types of guests, whether they are eccentrics, pet-lovers, people who are taciturn, gregarious types, exercise-buffs, couch potatoes, or curious look-in-your-closet people, it is advisable to go shopping three days ahead. Depending upon the length of stay, I first like to list my menus. Then, I usually stock plenty of salad greens and buy a turkey breast or ham to roast for lunch. Good bread and bagels are helpful.
2. Keep It Light
For ordinary short-stay house guests, one meal prepared ahead is sufficient. For casual friends and immediate family, such as a sister or brother, make sure you have on hand freezer containers of homemade pasta sauce or beef or vegetable soups; these are ideal for casual suppers. In-laws as a rule require more elaborate meals. Usually I like to make one-pot dinners such as pot au feu, or a chicken terrine with mushrooms and vegetables and a lovely salad and a dessert, preferably homemade. If time is short, I serve a fruit tart or dark chocolate mousse pie from Trader Joe’s or a local baker. Heavy food such as big roasts and even creamy elaborate foods are not especially taken well by the guest who afterwards usually has some sort of indigestion or requires anti-acid medicine, which I never seem to find in my cabinet.
3. Dine Out!
As for the other dinners, hopefully one or two more can be eaten at a restaurant convenient to the special sightseeing plan you have carefully prepared. Usually the protocol is that the guest gallantly offers to pay. Otherwise, be prepared to take the bill and be thankful that you did not have to cook that night.
4. Windy Conversationalists & Late Nighters
After the day’s meals and activities, what is one to do with tired travelers? Are they TV watchers, readers, late nighters? Windy conversationalists? Storytellers? This gets tricky. With much effort, I try to stay up until the last guest retires. If desperate, I comment that “my book is waiting," and, would they like to “watch a show?” They usually acquiesce and the day is over. Breakfast comes quickly, especially if you have early-risers. The table is laid, and it is always self-serve. Guests seem to like choosing their own type of morning food. Usually, dark bread with seeds, bagels of all types, fruit, and
some type of bran cereal seems to please. At this point grab a break. I like to escape to a couch and meditate on the sunrise, coffee cup in hand. By now the hostess-jitters are assuaged. It’s time get out of the house. It’s always fun to go to Washington D.C. to view an art exhibit or the Eastern Shore for an afternoon of antiquing and, of course, Annapolis. Visit the state house or take a tour of the historic architecture that distinguishes our town from all others in the country. Lunch in Annapolis at a small local favorite restaurant is delightful. Then, create a long walk for your guests (the Naval Academy is a good place to start) so that they can experience a part of the area they are visiting, as well as get tired enough to sleep well in their new surroundings (you do not wish for another late night).
5. Waiters & Sitters
Sometimes there are glitches in even the best-laid plans. You may have a “waiter” or a “sitter” on your hands. This is the one who comes down after sleep and waits to be served, waits to be talked to, waits to see what the next activity shall be and then, lo and behold, just sits. A sitting house guest is your worst problem. You prepare the self-serve breakfast, pour coffee, and turn your mouth into a smile with a suggestion, “Let’s take a walk and plan our day.” Gingerly, you try pulling the guest out of their deep chair. At this point, if they show no enthusiasm whatsoever, chuck your plans. Experience an epiphany—It took years for it to dawn on me that this guest is happy just being there with you. Take a seat and just give in to being static. Simply listen and talk and you’ll find that all is well. Slow your pace, take a breath, and even begin to enjoy the light of the afternoon creating shapes on the floor.
6. Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
After the first day, once you have your plan in place as well as alternatives in case you are ambushed, the visit usually glides by. You’ll be out and about and dining in restaurants. This is not such an ordeal after all. Sightseeing can be stimulating especially when followed by cocktails with a few hors d’oeuvres, preferably at The Severn Inn, around sunset. Yes, house guests are creatures who share your living space, suspend your own rituals and routines, stretch your imagination, and enlarge your heart. It is essential to plan ahead then let it all run on its own. Breathe in your own space after they leave, get rid of the wilting flowers, change the sheets, and chuckle at how well you have done. Then gather strength for the next round of guests.
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Maryland’s Way, the cookbook from Annapolis’s historic Hammond-Harwood House, is such an evocative collection of recipes and stories, that we couldn’t help going into its pages again and sharing with you their glorious Mint Julep recipe. “A mint julep is not the product of a formula. It is a ceremony and must be performed by a gentle[person] possessing a true sense of the artistic, a deep reverence for the ingredients and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice..., an emblem of hospitality and a vehicle in which noble minds can travel together upon the flower-strewn paths of happy and congenial thought. So far as the mere mechanics of the operation are concerned, the procedure, stripped of its ceremonial embellishments, can be described as follows: Go to a spring where cool, crystal-clear water bubbles from under a bank of dewwashed ferns. In a consecrated vessel, dip up a little water at the source. Follow the stream through its banks of green moss and wild flowers until it broadens and trickles through beds of mint growing in aromatic profusion and waving softly in the summer breeze. Gather the sweetest and tenderest shoots and gently carry them home. Go to the sideboard and select a decanter of finest Bourbon, distilled by a master hand, mellow with age yet still vigorous and inspiring, an ancestral sugar bowl, a row of silver goblets, some spoons and some ice and you are ready to start. In a canvas bag, pound twice as much ice as you think you will need, make it fine as snow, keep it dry and do not allow it to degenerate into slush. In each goblet, put a slightly heaping teaspoonful of granulated sugar, barely cover this with spring water and slightly bruise one mint leaf into this, leaving a spoon in the goblet. Then pour elixir from the decanter until the goblets are about one-fourth full. Fill the goblets with snowy ice, sprinkling in a small amount of sugar as you fill. Wipe the outside of the goblets dry and embellish copiously with mint. Then comes the important and delicate operation of frosting. By proper manipulation of the spoon, the ingredients are circulated and blended until Nature, wishing to take a further hand and add another of its beautiful phenomena, encrusts the whole in a glistening coat of white frost. Thus harmoniously blended by the deft touches of a skilled hand, you have a beverage appropriate for honorable men and beautiful women. When all is ready, assemble your guests on the porch or in the garden, where the aroma of the juleps wil rise Heavenward and make the birds sing. Propose a worthy toast, bury your nose in the mint, inhale a deep breath of its fragrance and sip the nectar of the gods.” – S.B. Buckner, Jr. Fort George Meade, March 30, 1937 You may create a truly Maryland Mint Julep with Maryland Rye. Lyon Distilling Company now makes small batches Maryland Rye at their St. Michaels, Maryland distillery.
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