John Waters, The Wire, beehive hairdos, and steamed crabs. Just a few of the things that have put Baltimore on the map. And for those in the know, you can also add Under Armour to the list. Given the wild success of this Baltimore-based sports apparel company, it's no surprise that this expansive 6,500-square feet home belongs to one of the founding partners.
What started as a couple's weekend retreat soon turned into their permanent dwelling. Taking both personalities into consideration, they knew they wanted something that was rustic, yet refined; bringing the outdoors in was essential to the couple. The beamed ceilings on the main level are composed of white and red oak that were from a barn on the couple's 15 acres of property. And ceilings they are with cathedral ceilings heights reaching 25 feet. Cedar shake and stone, along with a tin roof, form the exterior.
To further give it the look and feel of a lodge retreat, they put in cast concrete end tables and Brazilian teak floors. The chandeliers are fashioned from inverted wine barrels and the stone chimney services the home's three fireplaces. And the outdoor kitchen? Well that is one serious kitchen that looks as if it's begging for one dinner party after the next.
Do I — or the majority of us for that matter — need or even want this much house? Definitely not. But I'd quite be quite satisfied with the infinity pool and dog room as an addition to my modest home.
See the article and more photos at Baltimore Sun | Sports Retreat.