Leading & Listening

United States Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Sean Buck Shares His Wisdom on Leadership By Robert E. Haywood     “If you want to know your future, look at your friends.” “Your character is the sum of your habits.”  

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Ever Changing Light

By Kymberly Taylor Exterior Photography by David Burroughs Interior Photography by Helen Norman     “A Chesapeake garden is not a formula or prescribed approach, but an intuitive response to the garden’s surroundings, which are always changing.” – Bob Hruby,

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Rising from the Ashes of History

Cloverfields: A Progress Report By Sherri Marsh Johns Photography courtesy of Cloverfields Preservation Foundation and Annapolis Home   A team of professionals is collaborating to faithfully restore Cloverfields, a rare example of early 18th-century architecture tucked away on the Eastern

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Neighborhood Visit | The Maritime Republic of Eastport

By Christine Fillat & Kymberly Taylor     Settled in 1655 and founded in 1868, Eastport may not have a single cobblestone or renowned 18th-century mansion like Annapolis, its neighbor just across the bridge.  Nevertheless, Eastport, an independent town until

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The High-Heeled Gardener | The Gardenia’s Powers

By Kymberly Taylor   Every summer garden needs Gardenia jasminoides to add gloss, beauty, and an exquisite fragrance that drifts upon the air to find you. What’s more, the ancient gardenia, which appears in Greek mythology, adds a certain mood

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My Favorite Room

We invited seven area architects, designers and builders to share with us a recent completed room that is among their favorites. We also asked them to tell us which features about the room they most appreciate.     DALE OVERMYER,

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A Quintet of Quotable Kitchens

  There’s no place in the home quite like the kitchen. From it springs a source of daily sustenance. But in most homes, the kitchen means so much more. It’s often a favorite meeting place—even if the gathered crowd must

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Carefree Cottage on Gibson Island

BY KYMBERLY TAYLOR | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOFFREY HODGDON     Every home has its own special voice that pervades long after its owners have gone. The homeowners purchased the 1940s rambler on Gibson Island last year as a second home.

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The High-Heeled Gardener: Welcome, Dear Oriole

The Goal is to Create a Sea of Orange Visible from the Sky By Kymberly Taylor     I grew up roaming Maryland’s woods and rivers, attending baseball games, and cheering on our Baltimore Orioles baseball team. But I had

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Recreating a Low-Country Tidewater Manor

By Jeanne Blackburn Photography by Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography LLC Aerial Photography by Gordon Campbell, at Altitude Gallery     The term “Tidewater Manor” is often tossed around, but how are authentic ones defined? Architect Anthony “Ankie” Barnes certainly

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