Best of Houzz 2016

We are delighted to announce Purple Cherry Architects has been recognized as a Best of Houzz 2016 award recipient. Our work received awards in both the Design and Customer Service categories, as our portfolio included some of the most popular images and consistent reviews on Houzz this past year. Awards were decided by the more than….

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Revit Technology

By utilizing Revit, 3D visualization software, homeowners are able to truly see their vision come to life during the design process. This can be particularly valuable when undertaking a major renovation since the technology allows our clients to see their “new” home from all angles and viewpoints before construction begins. Check out these before pictures and the proposed perspectives of a $1….

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Cherry-Pick: Whiskey Barrel Tiles

The Eco Floor Store has produced a product that we find exceptionally fascinating— Whiskey Barrel Tiles. These unique wood wall tiles are recycled from American whiskey barrels previously used to hold aging whiskey or bourbon. The eco-friendly wall covering can be installed on any interior surface of your choice. Image credit: The Eco Floor Store.

New England Barn Design

Maine Barn Company brought to life our design for this 19th century New England barn that serves as showroom to our client’s extensive classic car and motorcycle collection. “It was the showroom for the most part that drove the design,” states Cathy Cherry. Annapolis Home Magazine’s feature on this barn shares the strategic design and planning our team used….

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Cherry-Pick: Movable Pool Floors

AGOR Creative Engineering  produces one of the most unique ways to customize a swimming pool: movable pool floors. The two components—a water based hydraulic system and stainless steel floor—have the ability to create a space used as a swimming pool, or covered to be used as a solid floor for entertaining. Their online gallery showcases a variety of ways this….

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Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage

The Purple Cherry Architects team has had the privilege of supporting the evolution of this early 20th century deep-rooted beach cottage through multiple stages of renovations so that it may grow with it’s family. Our client and team were dedicated to maintaining the home’s beach cottage aesthetic. Foremost, transforming the home in ways that did not include the addition of a….

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Timeless Waterfront Retreat

After being destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2006, a new vision was set — to rebuild on this 6 1/2 acre Harwood property a timeless waterfront retreat. The feature in What’s Up Annapolis magazine shares that the home was to be redesigned to host small gatherings and accommodate conversation nooks for visitors. This vision did not limit the….

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Shoreham Beach Waterfront Cottage

A small Shoreham Beach waterfront cottage has been a family summer getaway for over 70 years. To better serve entertaining family and hosting guests, our firm had the pleasure of giving this waterfront escape a face lift. What’s Up Annapolis Magazine featured the rewarding transformation that turned this project into a spacious weekend retreat and some….

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Cherry-Pick: Hudson Valley Lighting

Featured in one of our custom residential homes is the Larchmont lantern, making this week’s Cherry-Pick: Hudson Valley Lighting. Like many of the decorative lights in this collection, the fixture evokes the industrial and historic feel of the Hudson Valley. Inspired by majestic views of the Hudson River Valley in New York, each piece has the ability to help tell a home’s story while….

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Cherry-Pick: DEDON Outdoor Furniture

DEDON produces exceptionally unique hand-woven outdoor furniture. Manufactured on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, these products take leisure to a new level. Pictured are their original Nestrest and Swingrest daybeds. Weather resistant and environmentally friendly, the furniture is a perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining space for summer. Ranging from daybeds, beach chairs, couches, and….

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The Art of Cooking: Butler’s Pantry

This butler’s pantry, part of a $2 million home addition on the Severn River, boasts a sleek and modern feel. And, the subtle farmhouse touches perfectly complement the Colonial revival style found throughout the home. Finished with a unique kitchen floor made from volcanic ash tiles and stainless steel cabinets and appliances, this is an enjoyable space that would….

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Cherry-Pick: Electronic Home Environments

Annapolis based Electronic Home Environments provided the services to make this such a multi-useful piece of art. This 10’x10′ four-panel custom painting splits in half at the push of a button to reveal a 72″ flat screen TV. This is an amazing way to hide electronics when entertaining. The incredible piece was built into the home’s….

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Utilizing Nooks and Crannies

We love maximizing nooks and crannies in the home. The smallest and coolest “niche” was created by the firm in a tiny alcove space. This reading nook is the result of how form and function meet to create an incredibly unique element. We are thankful to our waterfront clients for allowing us to design a beautiful space….

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Indoor Swimming in Serenity

This small, yet effective 10′ x 20′ indoor swimming resistance pool (manufactured by SwimEx) is located in the basement of a custom waterfront home located on Harness Creek in Annapolis, MD. Natural stone and blue tile line the outer edges of the pool. Ranging in multiple shades of blue, the water color can vary from the aqua….

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Cherry-Pick: Colored Book Collections

Incorporating colored book collections can be used to enhance your interior architecture. The “library” landing at the top floor of this three-story custom waterfront home boasts green, blue, yellow, red, and black book collections from Books by the Foot. Placing them on a bookshelf, coffee table, or whatever your object of choice may be, instantly brings….

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