House design on the Chesapeake Bay

New home designed on Chesapeake Bay

New home designed on Chesapeake Bay

Unpretentious home design on Chesapeake Bay

Unpretentious home design on Chesapeake Bay

Beach front house staircase

Beach front house staircase

This home was designed for a spectacular site at the end of a 3/4 mile spit into the Chesapeake Bay.  Building in sand, intense summer solar heat from the east and west, and the owner’s request for a cabin rather than the typical “McMansion”, were the main criteria.  Large shading overhangs, deep porches to both the east and west, and a simple rectangular roof plan and tall pilings, are the responses to these criteria.  There is one large great room with porches, decks and entrance stairs, while to the back are three bedrooms and a bath.  The floor plan jogs in and out as needed, but the simple rectangular roof really defines the unpretentious style of the home.

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