Chesapeake House

The front of this 6,000 SF traditional “center hall” home with Nantucket flair boasts a large rocking porch that is yards away from the Chesapeake Bay. The “informal front” facing the rear yard includes a pool and a guest house that is a micro-version of the main house.

Gambrel roofs, copper accents, flared shingle walls, stone chimneys, and wide linen-colored trim combine on the exterior to create an old world feel. The interior first floor features: walls covered in raised paneling, coffered ceilings with painted beams and beadboard, and antique wide plank knotty oak floors. The scale of the rooms are reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century. The kitchen includes white painted cabinets and marble countertops, and antique hand painted tiles.

The second floor reveals a Bay-facing master suite, along with loads of character found in a windowed cupola, built-ins, and wood-planked sloped ceilings.