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Tour this spectacular nature-inspired beach house on Gibson Island


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Hutker Architects in collaboration with Lauren Liess Interiors has designed this relaxing beach house nestled on Gibson Island, a community on the western shores of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. This dwelling was created as a weekend getaway for a family of four whose main house is in nearby Washington, D.C. 

The program is comprised of a quartet of distinct gabled volumes. These structures are connected by a central flat-roofed area where one experiences the architecture and the landscape in ever-changing light. A thoughtful selection of exterior materials on the interior of the structure and near-continuous glazing on the water-facing facades further blur the boundaries between indoors and out.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Hutker Architects BUILDER Banks Development INTERIOR DESIGN Lauren Liess LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Campion Hruby Landscape Architects

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This waterfront dwelling was created for relaxed family time and simple gatherings. Whitewashed cedar shingles have been used both outside and in.

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What We Love: This lovely waterfront home on Gibson Island provides a family with a fabulous respite that blends seamlessly with its serene environment. Natural elements combine with contemporary materials to create a masterful architectural aesthetic that will be enjoyed for years to arrive. The project team has done an astonishing job of creating a striking exterior facade that includes expansive glazing to soak in the light and views.

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Note: Have a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Maryland: Stunning modernist home provides a woodland sanctuary in Maryland and This elegant waterfront residence in Maryland will abandon you speechless.

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A detached screen porch and pool pavilion extend this dwelling’s livable space during warmer months. It provides a fun space for living and entertaining that will grow with the family.

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Here the structure shows whitewashed cedar shingles mixed with naturally weathered cedar. The home is constructed mainly of materials of wood, metal, and glass.

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The homeowner loves color, so the color palette was inspired by the land and water that surrounds the home. The designer took her cues straight from the views using an abundance of natural materials and objects such as plants, stones, and coral. Hues conclude blues and greens. The colors and patterns bring personality and charm to the living spaces.

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Blurring the lines between indoors and out was fundamental to the design of this home.

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Appearing to float amongst the trees, the primary bedroom suite offers an oasis away from the rest of the home, accesses via a private staircase.

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The eight-bed bunk room is located above the garage where the owner’s two sons can invite friends for sleepovers. In the future, the family guest suites can transition to accommodate grown kids and grandchildren. This will become a timeless home that can grow with a family for generations.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Helen Norman (Interiors) David Burroughs (Exteriors)

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