Cherry-Pick: Live Edge Table

This unique Live Edge Table was a fun find by our team at the High Point Market this year. Manufactured by The Table Factory, this dining table makes an instant conversation piece for a room. The surface is derived from reclaimed North American wood. This limited edition table collection features the choice of a zipper or a….

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Freehand Sketch Process

Whether the freehand sketch occurs during the concept and schematic design phase of a project or is completed in support of a feasibility study, our design team’s ability allows clients early in the process to envision their dream home in a very real way. This phase of the process enables plan revisions to be made in….

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Pool House on Harness Creek

This tranquil glass pool house is situated on the waterfront of Harness Creek in Annapolis. Homeowners desired a meditative reflection space that mirrored the same aesthetic as the main house it is detached from. The feature story in Home and Design Magazine, In Harmony, further details the connection of the pool house with the meadow and shoreline….

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Under Construction in Queenstown, MD

Our team had the opportunity to visit the site of this extensive renovation project under construction in Queenstown, MD. The structure originally built in 1936 will total approx 8,000 SF after renovations. Changes include the addition of an octagonal sun room, the conversion of the maid’s quarters and kitchen to a suite, the removal of an….

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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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