Rock Hall: Eastern Shore Retreat
Ernesto Santalla, PLLC—formerly Studio Santalla—was consulted to complete the interiors of this L-shaped flounder-house on the Eastern Shore, erected for a pair of retiring architects. Conceived by the homeowner, this Chesapeake Bay retreat integrates eastern principles and modernist styling within a traditional Mid-Atlantic context. Designed to provide an escape from the congestion of Washington, DC, its casual elegance is a juxtaposition to the refined and austere palette of their apartment at the historic Watergate Residences. The intended function of this home is clearly defined in its interior design. Modest private spaces defer to expansive open living areas. This home is intended to be opened to family and friends. A massive, twin-island kitchen offers ample space for gathering dinner guests. The main wing of this home is pierced in a steady rhythm of expansive sliding doors, and bookended by slate ledger stone walls accented with custom designed built-ins. The living room, dominated by a vast sectional, is completed by a walnut media center with concealed equipment storage. The master bedroom, featuring views of both the courtyard and the water, features a built-in headboard with integrated nightstands and floating shelves. A media center from BoConcept tops it off. Relatively spartan guest quarters include en-suite bathrooms. The neutral color palette and simple details are in keeping the goal of this home, inviting the beauty of the outdoors in.
Treacy and Eagleburger Architects, PC, Principal Architect
Lighting Design by Cheryl Flota | Light’n Up
Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon