Maidstone, a historic waterfront estate in Annapolis, Maryland, was originally built in 1929 by New York City industrialists during the Gilded Age. Relatively unchanged until 2015, the new owners wanted to respect and preserve the original structure while doubling the home’s size and updating all systems to 21st century standards. Every internal system and surface of the home was renovated. This included having to hand-excavate under the home to discretely add central air-conditioning. A large wing in the Tudor-style was added on the east side, incorporating a great room, professional kitchen, butler’s pantry, mudroom, cabana and trellis for outdoor dining. A detached garage with a second floor apartment and broadcast studio was strategically located to create a service courtyard. Working with Graham Landscape Architecture, we developed the site in the English country-style by adding a brick walled auto-forecourt, entry gates, raised kitchen gardens with pea gravel paths, a green house to supply produce to local restaurants, extensive plantings, blue-stone terraces and a swimming pool leading down to the water’s edge.