Renovation on the Severn River Featured in Chesapeake Views

Mueller Homes As Featured in Chesapeake Views Magazine

Renovation on the Severn River Featured in Chesapeake Views

In it’s 2023 Spring issue of Chesapeake Views Magazine, Home & Design features the Mueller Homes renovation project on the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland.  The six page feature article provides  insight into Mueller Homes collaborative team process.

complete home renovation on severn river in annapolis md by mueller homes as seen in Home & Design Magazine Chesapeake ViewsTaking Advantage of Chesapeake Views

As mentioned in the article, the first task was to rethink the design and floor plan to take advantage of the breathtaking views the property has of the Severn River.  The redo also called for replacing a 14-by-17-foot screened side porch with a water-facing family room boasting two walls of windows. “Most 20th-century homes built on the water weren’t really situated to take advantage of the view,” observes [Stephanie] Cook, of Speight Studio Architects. “They were oriented toward the street. Now we craft views to the water.”  A 14-foot-tall cathedral ceiling built on site by Mueller Homes gives the space a sense of drama; it’s covered in shiplap and embellished with poplar beams in a decorative scissor-truss pattern.

Furniture & Finishes Make the Difference

When it came time to choose furniture and finishes, interior design Melissa McLay followed her clients’ mandate to create a coastal cottage feel and complement the water views. She purchased new furnishings with clean, classic lines and selected neutral upholstery, with pops of color in the couple’s favored blue and green. “The home has a fresh, traditional look that feels relaxed,” she notes.  Further visual interest comes through varied patterns in window treatments and eye-catching accents; McLay incorporated textured fabrics, woven materials in wood tones and brass fixtures that complement new white oak floors. “All the walls and millwork are white, so I balanced that out and added warmth,” she says. “The entire space is fun, happy and welcoming.”

A Large Working Kitchen

Designed by Kitchen Encounters, the enlarged kitchen features abundant cabinetry and plenty of workspace arranged around a seven-and-a-half-by-six-foot island. Designer Melissa McLay, who spearheaded the interiors, conceived its clean, crisp palette, which combines white custom cabinetry with pops of blue in a tile mosaic above the stovetop and on the island, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue. Just steps away, the pantry offers additional workspace, with ample storage and countertops and a wall of shallow shelves tailored specifically to spices and other cooking needs. In the updated laundry room, a new window provides symmetry to the home’s front façade.

Learn more about this project by viewing the entire project description and photos or the Chesapeake Views article.

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