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Shoreline Retreat

on the wye river

A PARCEL ALONG THE WYE RIVER, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, sets the tone for this new 3,500-square-foot home. Long and seemingly low to the land, the footprint is intentionally broad and open to the tidal landscape, while the second story is contained under the roof to minimize the height and create charming spaces for the upstairs bedrooms. Modeled on typical Eastern Shore shingle-style homes, the exterior features peaked roof lines with an upsweep at the ends. An eyebrow dormer at the front and arched windows at the rear add interest to both elevations.

The interior plan is comfortably open for this family retreat. A two-story, light-filled entry foyer and the vaulted great room add loftiness while the undivided windows on the first floor allow unobstructed water views. Texture and warmth exude from the wood beamed ceiling and stone hearth and chimney of the great room. While thoroughly pleasant inside, enjoyment of this lovely place is expanded via the screened porch, outdoor terraces, and waterside recreation beyond.

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