Incredible Indoor Pools

Posted August 4, 2016

Incredible Indoor Pools

We are excited to have one of our projects included in the list of "25 Incredible Private Indoor Pools You Won't Believe Exist" on The timber-framed stone pool house with kitchen and full bath provides year round activity and entertainment, features a six-foot masonry fireplace, and visually connects to a timber-framed barn accessory structure. Mounted above the stone fireplace designed by Purple Cherry Architects, are Indonesian Medan masks. The unique African sculpture in the right corner was crafted from a...

Posted April 28, 2016

Pool House on Harness Creek

[gallery ids="2008,2010,2013,2016,2015,2011"] 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 garden. Emphasizing nature and it's elements was a major component in this project. The grasses and plant beds throughout create a "tidewater habitat."...


Posted April 13, 2016

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 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million  active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Our...

Posted December 4, 2015

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 to make this space a spectacular showcase for the homeowners. Image credit: Anne Gummerson     [gallery columns="2" ids="1912,1913,1914,1911"]


Posted August 3, 2015

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 second story. The feature in What's Up Annapolis Magazine explores the design goal: open up the home and create great inviting spaces throughout. Skylights to expose natural sunlight, a large nautical...

Posted July 29, 2015

Timeless Waterfront Retreat

[gallery columns="2" ids="1607,1608,1609,1610"] 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 homeowners who, within their first year after moving in, hosted around 300 overnight guests. By creating unique and defined spaces, each room...


Posted May 14, 2015

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 day, a forever home. “Day by day and season by season, there is always something to see here.” Image credit: Stephen Buchanan in What’s Up Annapolis...

Posted December 11, 2014

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.


Posted December 4, 2014

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 its crisp, yet welcoming interior spaces to result in a home that beckons you to sit and stay awhile. Image credit: Stephen Buchanan in What's...

Posted November 20, 2014

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 one that “proves quite unexpectedly that one can live large on a small scale.”   Image credit: Gwin Hunt in Annapolis Home Magazine [gallery columns="2"...


Posted October 16, 2014

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 the extensive application of millwork, lighting, furniture, and artwork. Kudos to Arlene Critzos and her team at Interior Concepts who selected incredible furnishings that beautifully compliment the...

Posted October 3, 2014

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 painted glass interior panel imported from Israel, the sunken outdoor entertaining area with fire pit, the luxurious master bedroom, and the study fireplace integrating large...