Combining Contemporary Flair With Timeless Design
As Featured in Annapolis Home Magazine
Situated on historic Eastern Shore farmland, our award winner for Custom Building is this guest “barn” built by Lynbrook of Annapolis.
“The story line the homeowners wanted to convey is that these guest quarters were added to an existing barn,” says Lynbrook president Raymond Gauthier. “They wanted a house that not only utilized the farm’s prime location but also gave the appearance of having been on the property for generations.”
On the exterior, stained vertical cedar boards and traditional metal roofing replicate old materials that would once have been found on a barn. Similarly, the foundation is built to resemble simple block piers as some barns do. The custom-designed 26-foot-tall barn doors slide completely open, “peeling away the barn’s skin” to reveal a glass entry into a living space combining the kitchen, dining room and large gathering room. From the entry, the stunning view extends to the Wye Narrows that lies beyond.