Maidstone

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 in size and restoring all systems to 21st century standards. Each internal working and surface of the home was renovated including 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 treillage 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.