BORN OF A LIFELONG DREAM for an incomparable waterfront retreat, this estate combines quiet sophistication and unapologetic romanticism. The residence, located on Maryland’s idyllic Eastern Shore, encompasses 44,000 square feet of luxury … the epitome of grandeur in the form of a private sanctuary. Stunning gardens and dramatic water views wrap around its ten structures, which are thoughtfully positioned on more than 150 acres.
The estate’s structures, which include a main house, guest house, timber-frame entertaining barn, carriage house, automobile barn, pool house, boat house, pottery studio, conservatory, and sheep shed, offer fine architectural detailing and rich finishings throughout, creating a truly magical haven. Highlights include a 40-foot long brick barrel-vaulted dining room with wine cellar and tasting room, three-story chandeliers, and extensive custom millwork.
The homeowners, who were uniquely involved in each step of the design process, supplemented the home’s furnishings with an abundance of their own antique and vintage pieces, sculpture, and fine art. The resulting refuge is a true labor of love — designed and built with meticulous planning and attention to detail over the span of five years.