This farmhouse is located an hour from DC on a 50+ acre waterfront site the Maryland Eastern Shore. The clients, German citizens, one of whom is an internationally recognized anchorman for a major European news channel, wanted a prototypical American farm house as a refuge from the frenetic pace of the 24 hour news cycle. The traditional Gambrel Style exterior encloses a modern, light-filled interior. The relatively flat site needed definition, so we designed an entry courtyard with a two car garage connected to the home by a breezeway. The floor plan is a modified cruciform with wings extending into the landscape to grab views, maximize day-lighting and differentiate exterior spaces. The crisply detailed interior includes beamed and vaulted ceilings, recessed paneling, archways, and abstracted traditional trim elements.