Private Residence

Chestertown, MD

This waterfront weekend house on the Chester River in Chestertown, MD was beloved by the family but it was very small. There were two bedrooms on the first floor and although the attic was finished with two rooms and a bath, it was still unmistakably an attic. They dreamed of the house being a place where they could host large gatherings and each of the children could have a space to call their own. However, due to wetlands restrictions, they were prohibited from building an extension.

Without adding to the existing footprint, Kate Cowing Architect, LLC designed a new second floor which created four bedrooms and an additional bathroom. This level is flooded with light from a roof monitor and capitalizes on the view of the river. This is unquestionably no longer an attic. The family can now have large gatherings while each family member has their own place.

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