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 ensuring protection against waterfront weather conditions. Great thought and detail went into every design phase of this project. The end result displays the success of our client’s vision brought to life.

Shingle Style Renovation

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 chrome faucet and fixtures adds a supplementary food prep area. Dark hardwood flooring and patterned bar stools are the perfect complimentary touches to this new kitchen conversion.

kitchen transformation

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!

Revit Technology

By utilizing Revit, 3D visualization software, homeowners are able to truly see their vision come to life during the design process. This can be particularly valuable when undertaking a major renovation since the technology allows our clients to see their “new” home from all angles and viewpoints before construction begins. Check out these before pictures and the proposed perspectives of a $1 million renovation on the South River in Annapolis, MD. What an amazing transformation!

Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage

The Purple Cherry Architects team has had the privilege of supporting the evolution of this early 20th century deep-rooted beach cottage through multiple stages of renovations so that it may grow with it’s family. Our client and team were dedicated to maintaining the home’s beach cottage aesthetic. Foremost, transforming the home in ways that did not include the addition of a second story. The feature in What’s Up Annapolis Magazine explores the design goal: open up the home and create great inviting spaces throughout. Skylights to expose natural sunlight, a large nautical inspired deck with wraparound benches, additional bedrooms, and a kitchen conversion are among some of the changes the home underwent. This timeless cottage is custom-made for many more years of family fun on the bay.

Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage
Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage
Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage
Deep-Rooted Beach Cottage
Image credit: Stephen Buchanan in What’s Up Annapolis

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