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Crab Creek House / Robert Gurney Architect

  • 00:00 - 27 August, 2011
Crab Creek House / Robert Gurney Architect
Crab Creek House / Robert Gurney Architect, © Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography © Hoachlander-Davis Photography © Hoachlander-Davis Photography © Hoachlander-Davis Photography + 19

Text description provided by the architects. This house, located in Annapolis, Maryland, is built on the foundation of a 1960s post and beam modern house. The foundation was kept in an effort to retain it’s proximity to Crab Creek, an estuary that feeds the Chesapeake Bay.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

Strict environmental regulations prohibited enlarging the pre-existing footprint or adding significant square footage to the house. The house is organized around a linear bar, clad in white stucco.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

From this central spine, additional spaces are articulated as independent volumes, projecting vertically and clad in either wood or metal siding. The spaces are also organized around a swimming pool and views toward Crab Creek. A continuous wall of glass and covered porch heightens the interaction between inside and outside.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

The primary spaces in the house are oriented toward the water views, have high ceilings and are light filled.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography

Materials used throughout the interior include white oak flooring and millwork, black slate, white marble, rusted steel and translucent glass. Additional materials used on the exterior include field stone, board-formed concrete, bluestone and ground-faced block.

© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
© Hoachlander-Davis Photography
Cite: "Crab Creek House / Robert Gurney Architect" 27 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/159062/crab-creek-house-robert-gurney-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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