Holly Beach Farm
Annapolis, Maryland

Holly Beach Farm was designed as a classic Maryland five-part plan mansion in 1907 by architect Douglas H. Thomas, Jr.  The architectural design features multiple historic references to the traditions of Georgian architecture in Maryland.  It has generous proportions, a sweeping staircase, and one of the earliest known examples of residential use of precast concrete floor plank.  Thomas' architectural firm, Parker, Thomas and Rice, was Baltimore's answer to McKim, Mead and White at the turn of the century.

The house was designed for the Labrot family, wealthy Louisiana industrialists who owned all of the land from the Holly Beach Farm peninsula and what is now Sandy Point State Park to Cape Saint Claire.  The Labrot family sold the home in 1994.  Bohl Architects created a master plan for the restoration and modernization of the building.  Renovations included the installation of new infrastructure and interior organization for modern family life.