Spa Creek House

 
 
 

The house’s preeminent focus is on its promenade, as well as visual and physical connections to the waterfront. The functional distinction between “public” and “private” is made diagrammatically legible through the massing strategy and amplified by material contrast. The entry is punctuated by a raw steel canopy which links both wood and metal boxes. The contrast between these complimentary volumes is amplified by the subtle angle with which the wood box shifts to follow the property line, running along the southern edge of the lot.  This allows the living spaces on both levels to open up expansively, rendering them spatially dynamic. Adding to this thrust towards the creek, the roof of the wood box steps up until the master bedroom achieves a lofty vertical proportion.  Here the promenade terminates at a covered balcony with commanding views across the creek to Historic Annapolis.

 

Location
Spa Creek, Annapolis MD

Year
2017

Area
2,800 sqft

Amenities
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Green roof
Two car garage

Awards
2019 AIA Maryland Merit Award
2018 AIA Baltimore Design Award

 

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site STRATEGY

FOcuses on visual and physical connections to the waterfront. “private” support spaces towards the street and the more “public” living spaces closer to the water.

 
 
 
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NEIGHBORHOOD TYPOLOGY:

One car detached garage.

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CLIENT REQUIREMENT:

Two car garage.

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SOLUTION:

Stacking the cars maintains the typical single car garage width while creating more opportunity for green space, which is amplified by a green roof over the garage.

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