Located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, This Home is Inspired by French Manors

With a granite exterior, soaring rooflines and flared eaves, this home honors the traditional French manor homes of Normandy. The elongated footprint of the home is designed to maximize views of the Tred Avon River along Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Photo By: Purple Cherry Architects

Stone Mansion Exterior and Garage at Night

The main house connects to a three-car garage via a covered walkway, featuring a barreled mahogany ceiling. Above the garage is a guest suite.

Covered Walkway With Barreled Ceiling

This walkway connects the main house with the three-car garage and a guest suite above it. The barreled ceiling is made of mahogany.

Traditional Mudroom With Herringbone Floor

The mudroom gets a stone floor as pretty as it is practical, the stones laid out in a herringbone pattern.

Cottage Kitchen With Tan Barn Door

Charming farmhouse details like the kitchen's sink and sliding barn door let the rooms feel friendly and approachable, despite their grand scale.

Traditional Kitchen With Breakfast Nook

Part of the kitchen's graceful design is this gently curving kitchen island. One side has countertops for meal prep. The other side is a welcoming breakfast nook with a built-in banquette.

Traditional Chef Kitchen With Blue Backsplash

This kitchen's backsplash features tiles in slightly varying shades of blue. The resulting look gives richness and depth behind the stately range hood.

Open Plan Dining Area With Blue Cabinets

The home's layout is largely open concept. Here, a more formal dining area opens off the kitchen, with a bar handily nearby. A classic chandelier lights the scene.

Traditional Living Room With Exposed Beams

Timber beams march down the center of the great room with globe-shaped chandeliers to offset their swooping lines. A stone fireplace presides over the room from one end.

Traditional Living Room With Blue Sofas

The rooms are mostly neutral, with serene blue accents, to create a soothing atmosphere. In this living room, the soaring ceilings are highlighted with cathedral-like timber trusses.

Neutral Traditional Master Bedroom With Drawers

Oodles of storage fades into the background in the master bedroom, built-in drawers and cabinets blending into the wall and the rest of the room's monotone neutral palette.

Neutral Master Bedroom With Coffered Ceiling

The master bedroom suite features a noble coffered ceiling, thick beams giving the space an intimate quality. Built-in wardrobes and a spa bathroom complete the luxurious design.

Arched Window and Desk

The home stretches 128 feet alongside a river bank with its many windows capturing—and in this case, beautifully framing—the view.

Neutral Bedroom With River View

This bedroom cozies up its look with a textured tan wall covering and crisp, white paneling and beams on the vaulted ceiling. A trio of windows shows off a beautiful river view.

Granite Manor House Exterior

The home's exterior is made of granite, the architecture designed to mimic French manor houses, down the steep roof pitches and rounded dormer windows.

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