We've heard rave reviews about DC-based architecture firm, Studio 27, who specialize in creative, sustainable design solutions, so of course we were delighted to see one of their stellar projects showcased in the April 2009 issue of Chesapeake Home. With simple modern lines, soaring ceilings, and walls of windows, the featured weekend getaway was designed to take full advantage of the Potomac River views.
The original house was designed for summering only, whereas the new home consists of a prefab house, a solarium-like addition, and a rooftop terrace that allow the owners to soak in the beautiful simplicity of the rural, historic St. Mary's County landscape year round.
We love the way the unusual situation of the long narrow windows in the addition blur the distinction between interior and outdoors, and unify the two distinct sections of the house. The windows on the left showcase the gracious, airy stairwell, where as the windows on the right create a picture frame for showcasing the streamlined beauty of the prefab structure and it's relation to the simplicity of its surroundings.
Check out Chesapeake Home's full article to see more pictures of the interior and learn more about the 18 month process that brought this weekend retreat to perfection.
To learn more about Studio 27 and their design services, visit their website.