From Margaret Everton on April 8, 2010 in Washington DC
The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has stood as an architectural beauty and beacon of light for the South River portion of the Chesapeake Bay since 1875. So it seemed appropriate that this riverside home would receive a top-to-bottom renovation in its honor.
The owners purchased the home in 1997 and became increasingly unhappy with its original contemporary style. But with the help of Hammond Wilson Architects, they were able to give the structure an amazing nautical makeover, complete with an addition and reconfiguration of the existing rooms.
Once the rooms were restructured to use the available space in the most functional manner possible, square footage was no object. On the ground floor, they had space for a mudroom, full bath, billiard room and an impressive home theater system. This level also opens to an ample backyard complete with a pool, spa, kitchen and fireplace.
The second floor holds a library, dining room, living room, conservatory and bar area. As if that werent enough, it also houses a family room and kitchen with a breakfast nook. The third floor, however, with the addition of dormers to the existing structure, really helped in achieving the look of the lighthouse. They not only added space to their sons bedrooms, but also allowed for a loft space with 360-degree views of the Chesapeake.
When it came time to decorate their newly remodeled home, they hired Jane-Page Crump. She successfully brought out the classic elegance of the home by adding dark wood touches throughout each room, as well as crown molding and spiral staircases. But while the interior may be beautiful in its own right, at night, the exterior simply takes your breath away.