in bay ridge
THIS CLASSIC shingle-style home presents two traditionally inspired elevations and an interior plan that radiates from an axial center hall. Matching mahogany doors with divided oval windows are a focal point for both the street side and waterfront elevation. The first floor of the home is conceived to flow as an lively entertaining area encompassing the living room, dining room, kitchen, eating nook, and butler’s pantry. Each room is graced with views to the Chesapeake Bay or the lush gardens surrounding the home. Flanking either side of the central hall are a paneled, coffered-ceiling office and a sky lit staircase that provides access to the second floor and guest suite. The finished lower level offers a second guest suite, exercise studio, media room, and an exquisite wine cellar. On the waterfront side of the home, the owners enjoy a deep bluestone porch—heated for all-season use—accented with a seamed copper roof that covers the outdoor seating and dining areas.