A Guest House to Remember

Posted April 20, 2020

A Guest House to Remember

Imagine sitting on a screened porch overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, enjoying the autumn breeze while watching the kids catching crabs off of the dock just below. This is just one of the breathtaking scenes that will be offered at our new Centreville Estate’s guest house. We previously divulged some exciting details of the nearly-completed main house, but in this post, we will to focus on something a little smaller – the Guest House. This two-story, three-bedroom home may be subordinate...

Posted March 4, 2020

An Urban Oasis in Harbor East

Purple Cherry Architects was excited to take on a new challenge when we were offered the opportunity to design a 3,400 square-foot urban condominium. A client for whom we had recently designed a custom waterfront home wanted to create a spacious and stylish retreat in Baltimore’s thriving Harbor East neighborhood, in a new multi-use building containing retail, apartments, and condominiums. After taking over a space that had been originally divided into three smaller units, the owner asked the PCA team...


Posted February 6, 2020

Building Your Custom Home In Real Time

As a client, how can you avoid paying for a new custom home you don’t want? Here’s how. Make sure you know what you’re getting before you have it built! There is no better way to understand and have a feel for a new design than to see it three-dimensionally! Rather than relying on imagination to see if the bathroom door will be far enough away from the kitchen, 3D drawings allow you to virtually walk through your home before...

Posted December 23, 2019

Dream Big – Centreville Estate (Pt. 1)

Ever had a dream that you have been working towards your whole life? I am sure the answer is yes! One of the greatest experiences is to help someone’s dream become a reality. That is the beauty of residential architecture! A little over five years ago, a client came to us with a dream. A dream to develop a Centreville estate that he has been envisioning for the last twenty-five years on 100 acres of pristine waterfront property he had...


Posted September 20, 2019

Building For Vacation

As I bask in the luminous sun and indulge in the tranquil waters of Ocean City, MD, I wish time would stand still. Watching my son play in the sand and enjoying the silence of my daughter taking her afternoon nap on the beach is truly priceless. Without a care in the world, it's no wonder why families choose vacation homes in beautiful ocean towns as their destination to escape from the daily grind to relax and enjoy life with...

Posted August 13, 2019

Etlan Residence

Under Construction - Etlan, VA Residence Renovations to this contemporary farmhouse-style home are well underway. Located in Etlan, VA, this home will soon take full advantage of the incredible mountain views beyond by implementing expansive windows and new siding along the rear side of the home. Outdoor entertaining will be made easy with ample dining space, a lounge chair area, and an adjacent deck, all within close proximity of the pool. The clients envisioned creating a compound-like homestead on the...


Posted August 8, 2017

Shingle Style Renovation

The transformation of this $2.5 million shingle style renovation project is simply jaw dropping. Our clients desired an incredible water view that their previous home provided, but needed a location not as remote. This property situated on the South River in Annapolis checked both of those boxes. The dramatic conversion of the exterior and interior began in 2015 and now boasts a stunning new look. Utilizing Weather Shield Premium Series windows allowed for the home to maximize views while still...

Posted June 7, 2017

Easton Home- Under Construction

Our team paid a visit to the site of this incredible Easton home project under construction on the Eastern Shore. The 7,000 SF home sits on a stunning waterfront piece of property. The 3-car garage connects to the home by an arched breezeway, as seen in the picture. The exterior facade boasts a beautiful chocolate full-bed irregular stone and copper dormers. The inside will be fully furnished with pieces selected by our interior design team. This has been such a rewarding...


Posted April 26, 2017

Harwood Home – Under Construction

These stunning aerial shots show the tremendous progress being made on our Harwood home project. The new residence, totaling 14,000 SF, is situated on 500 acres of land with two ponds. This traditional-style home will boast a stone center and clapboard wings. Stay tuned for more developments as this property reaches further stages of completion!

Posted March 10, 2017

Kitchen Transformation

Our team is truly delighted with this kitchen transformation. The kitchen in this waterfront Shady Side home was previously closed-in and allowed minimal space for food production or entertaining. By opening the space, expanding the island, and adding larger windows, this room has taken on a new function. The white beadboard ceiling, brighter cabinets, and island countertop instantly create a cleaner feel. The extra windows allow for plenty of natural light to shine through. The additional drop-in sink with polished...


Posted February 21, 2017

Centreville Estate – Under Construction

Construction is underway on the main house of a seven-structure waterfront estate located in Centreville, MD. 40 truck loads of concrete were needed to pour all 385 yards! This four-floor, eight-bedroom home will total 25,000 SF once completed. Additionally, a three-car garage with party barn will link to the main residence. We are excited to see this project in progress!

Posted January 10, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Project Update

Renovations to this waterfront brick home on the Eastern Shore are nearing completion! The stunning new patio and pool area, along with an enclosed sun room, offer magnificent views to the Chesapeake Bay. The addition of a front entry porch completes the courtyard design. We have enjoyed seeing this project progress through each design phase. The final product is sure to be incredible! [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="2715,2716,2717,2718"]


Posted August 16, 2016

Backyard Escape

Summer may be coming to an end, but we know these homeowners are making the most of their backyard escape. This pool house from our Harness Creek project provides a resort-like getaway without needing to leave the property. The fountain on the stone wall adds an extra touch of serenity to the pool and hot tub area. Equipped with an indoor sitting room, full indoor shower, and additional outdoor shower, this space has everything needed for a day by the pool....

Posted May 4, 2016

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 a more cost effective way before it is loaded onto the computer. We take the time to listen to each clients wants and needs. Various sketch...


Posted April 26, 2016

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 addition and existing garage to make room for a new 3-car garage, the addition of two master bedrooms, the reconfiguration of the living space to...