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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2015 Leading Design Professionals

Introducing Purple Cherry Architects’ profile in Luxe’s 2015 The Luxury of Home | Leading Design Professionals. We were flattered to be invited to participate in this publication as the exclusive architect for the Maryland/Washington D.C./Virginia region.

Farmhouse Evolution

“On sprawling waterfront acreage in Pasadena , a 1930’s farmhouse has been given new life.” So begins What’s Up Annapolis magazine’s recent feature of a major renovation and expansion by our firm to this charming home overlooking the Magothy. The home’s exterior which boasts expansive water views and an epic wood porch combines seamlessly with….

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Modern Condo: Small Scale, Big Style – Part Two

Sophisticated, bold, and charismatic. These are only a few of many words that can be used to describe this two-story modern condo recently highlighted on our blog― only this time with more incredible photos to share from this month’s feature in Annapolis Home magazine. Click here to read the full article that defines this space as….

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Home Sweet Home

In building their dream home, our clients not only sought luxurious finishes and stunning spaces – they also wanted a home that was comfortable, warm, and could serve as the touchstone for their family of four, plus two large dogs. So, while large in square footage, the scale of each room is expertly defined by….

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Small Scale, Big Style

Colorful Condo. Just because condominium owners may be working with a smaller space, it doesn’t mean they need to sacrifice style. Check out these snapshots of a condominium interior renovation we recently completed. Ensuring this home was a welcoming pad for its globetrotting owners, interior designer Katalin Farnady brought each of these small scale spaces to….

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Aqua Terra: Picture Perfect

We’ve just updated our web portfolio with stunning photography of our most recent project, Aqua Terra. A heartfelt thank you to David Burroughs Photography for expertly capturing several of the spectacular design elements in this 10,000 SF custom waterfront home on Harness Creek. Sure to delight is the wood and steel floating staircase, the custom….

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Cherry-Pick: Conversation Chairs

The Seat Belt seating collection of conversation chairs by Thai designer Nuttapong Charoenkitivarakorn is just one of the many striking collections offered by the Phillips Collection. Upholding the company’s tag line, “every piece a conversation,” Nuttapong has created a line of chairs that is functional, exotic, and surprising. He uses scrap metal from a local Thai manufacturer….

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An Entertainer’s Dream

Maximize flow and function. When designing your dream kitchen, consider a double island.  They add prep and entertaining space while also helping to define work stations and traffic flow. Pictured: kitchen from Duvall Creek Waterfront Residence (top); kitchen from Aberdeen Creek Waterfront Residence (bottom). Image credit: David Burroughs (top), Tria Giovan (bottom).  

Cherry-Pick: Walter Gordinier Studios

  Walter Gordinier Studios produces some of the finest examples of functional architectural glass we’ve ever seen. Their work consists mainly of conceiving, producing, and installing signature glass castings, functional architectural glass and sculptural installations. Check out their portfolio that includes glass counters and floors, glass paintings, and fine art cast glass features. Their most recent….

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Interior “Highlights” by Shakuff

Our recently completed 10,000SF stone-and-glass contemporary waterfront home on Harness Creek features countless exquisite details. We looked to Shakuff, Exotic Glass Lighting and Décor (New York, NY), for some of the home’s unique interior “highlights”. As you enter the home, you’d be hard-pressed not to pause and admire the custom painted glass “fish” panel in….

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Maynard Studios: Elevating Design to New Heights

We recently completed an extensive Chesapeake Bay waterfront home renovation. The perfect finishing touch? A hand-forged custom stair railing by Maynard Studios Handcrafted Railings and Furniture of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Fabricated over a three month period, this unique railing is truly a work of art that elevates the interior of this home to a new level. Maynard’s work is….

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