Merle Thorpe Architects

St. Michael's Cottage

This cottage is designed as a weekend retreat in St. Michaels, Maryland. The wood clapboard siding, the front porch and vestibule and the side screened porch are arranged under a single gable roofline, which fits seamlessly within the traditional vernacular of this 200-year old village. In a gesture to contemporary sensibilities, symmetrical dormers fill both levels with abundant light, and increase space for generous-sized bedrooms upstairs. The front door and side hall are positioned along a single axis to draw the eye to the rear garden and enhance flow among the ground level rooms and the garden beyond.




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