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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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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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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AHM Builder and Fine Design Awards 2020: The Winners

      Below you will see the winning projects, determined by independent judges, of the biennial Annapolis Home Builder and Fine Design Awards. Read on and discover the exceptional design and custom building talent in the greater Annapolis area.

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The High-Heeled Gardener: Hope Blooms in the Winter Garden

By Kymberly Taylor   “… and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.” – William Shakespeare from Hamlet As January slumbers on, most of our gardens are quiet—even bare—locked in winter’s somber embrace. When looking at stark branches and frozen ground,

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Neighborhood Visit: Murray Hill

An urban community with a small-town feel By Christine Fillat   Aerial view of Acton Hall with Spa Creek and Historic Annapolis in the background. Photograph courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate     Take a stroll south from West

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Menemsha, a Fishing Village

By Kymberly Taylor     Martha’s Vineyard is known for its spectacular yachting scene and the incognito billionaires, authors, and music legends who frequent its shores. It’s a regular destination not only for recent presidents but for many Annapolis sailors

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Smart

By Dylan Roche     It sounds like something out of a sci-fi story: a technologically advanced house where every appliance operates by itself exactly how it needs to. And all the homeowner has to do is push a button.

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Rustic Comfort

By Carol Sorgen  |  Photography by Curtis Martin     A family home more likely to be seen on a midwestern lakefront fits beautifully in the Mid-Atlantic. Designed by Minnesota architect Kathryn Alexander and built by Maryland-based Mueller Homes, this

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