Foursquare Farmhouse

This turn-of-the-century foursquare farm house was part of 75 acres of creek-front property on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  The house was  moved about a hundred yards from its original location to give it a woodland setting and a view of the water.

The design concept for the renovation evokes centuries of growth and change.  Different time periods come together in one place, not unlike the typical evolution of old Maryland houses.  Ambiguity makes a place rich and full of meaning.

The new front porch is an adaptation of a Greek Doric temple, recalling not only 18th-century plantation houses but any number of later residential styles.