Waterside Retreats: Colonial Estate by the Chesapeake Bay

Built in the 1800s along the Chesapeake Bay, this Colonial estate has since been upgraded to an impressive 14,000-square-foot floor plan, complete with a new wing. Out back, a covered porch, patio and pool put the owners right in front of the water.

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

Photo By: David Burroughs Photography

White Historic Home Exterior and Driveway

This home was originally built in the 1800s, but recent renovations tripled its size so it now encompasses 14,000 square feet. Designers' main challenge and goal was to seamlessly marry the historic architecture with the new elements.

Front Door and Porch

The handsome entry features a classical portico topped by a deck. The windows around the front door are leaded glass.

Traditional Sunroom With Glass Doors

Leaded glass sliding doors off the foyer open up to reveal a cheerful sunroom. The black-and-white checkered floors continue into the room for stylistic continuity.

Traditional Foyer With Checkered Floor

The foyer pairs the checkered floor's bold black and white with delicate chinoiserie wallpaper.

Neutral Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Red Chairs

The grand kitchen includes a spacious dining area; a coffered ceiling tops the open concept space. Two cheery red armchairs perk up the mostly neutral palette.

Red and White Country Great Room With Telescope

In the renovation of the home, designers worked hard to gracefully integrate modern comforts into the historic structure. Here, residents can cozy up by a large fireplace and take in a wide stretch of bay views.

Traditional Wood Staircase and Checkered Floor

The staircase features wood stairs and a black-trimmed runner. Railings swoop alongside. The first floor is striking black-and-white marble.

Traditional Blue Master Bedroom With Rounded Walls

The master bedroom is housed in one of the home's new wings with an octagonal design that allows for lots of windows and lots of views! Walls were painted in serene pale blue to echo the water.

White Bathroom Built-In Bench

The built-in units in the bathroom incorporate cabinets, drawers, even a handy bench. A slim linking pattern is a subtle graphic pop on the walls.

Sunroom Exterior and Bay View

An outside view shows off the sunroom's unique octagonal shape. The design allows for wraparound windows that let sunlight pour into the space. Another octagonal part of the home is the two-story back section that connects the home's separate wings.

White Home Exterior and Yard at Night

The land surrounding the home includes 12 acres of bayfront property with plenty of space for lawns, patios and a pool.

Back Exterior and Porch at Night

A porch extends off the back of the new wing offering shady seating areas and a graceful transition to the home's patio and pool.

Patio With Pool at Night

The house offers outdoor spaces galore: The new wing borders a patio with a pool and pergola. There's also a covered porch.

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