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the back room became an office/ guest room. The couple oversaw a final, transformational renovation, increasing the home from its current 1,700 square feet to more than 2,700 square feet of living space, adding the sun room, plant room, exercise/ laundry room, four-season porch with an antique Franklin stove and an exterior deck with a pergola. The home features hardwood f loors, built-in cabinetry, a spiral staircase, a garden shed and beautifully landscaped grounds. The house and grounds were designed to fit into the historic small-town ambiance of Saint Michaels and is now a place that can be enjoyed every day of the year.

elements of the home, including the iconic narrow staircase. Cleverly, wood that separated bedrooms in 1800 was used to create closet doors in the modern building. The current owners have made no structural changes to the home since 2015 but have worked to strike a respectful marriage of colonial exteriors with contemporary interiors.

Drawing by Joan Cranor 104 West Chew Avenue In 1988, John and Kathleen Novak sailed to St. Michaels for one of their many weekend visits. They visited the home on 104 West Chew Avenue and immediately agreed it was a perfect retirement home in historic Saint Michaels. The house was built in the 1890s directly on a bed of oyster shells and was first renovated in 1996. Many of the interior walls were removed, creating an open and expansive first f loor. The side porch became the kitchen with two skylights and

Drawing by Diana Dardis 110 West Chew Avenue The owners’ love for the town of St. Michaels began nearly 40 years ago when they started sailing the Chesapeake Bay. St. Michaels quickly became a favorite destination. Built in 1890, the house at 110 West Chew Avenue has been en45

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