Magothy River

The most valuable properties along the Chesapeake Bay were developed first, and this stone house sits on one of the most picturesque. Located high on a terraced south facing point of land overlooking the Magothy River this home was originally built by the Superintendent of the Baltimore prison system. We added an entry portico, dormers, back porch and balcony, and completely rebuilt the interiors of this home, retaining the two foot thick exterior walls and two stone fireplaces. Since the new home owners did not need as large a house as the volume contained and to bring more daylight into the center of the home, we removed the roof at the southwest corner and converted the space into a terrace. The terrace is partially enclosed with the residue of a stone wall, framing the view and contains one of the stone fireplaces which is now outdoors. The property had been riddled with three stone cottages, one of which was traded to Anne Arundel County for a variance to build a swimming pool within the 100 foot waterfront setback. One side of the pool nestles up against and reflects the gabled relic of a stone wall, the other end has an infinity edge against the horizon, and a waterfall overflowing a matching stone wall into a pool below. This home was featured on the cover of the winter 2019 issue of Chesapeake Views Magazine.