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A riverfront modern farmhouse in Maryland celebrates the beauty of nature

modern farmhouse exterior at dusk

This modern farmhouse retreat was renovated by Kimmel Studio Architects together with Lynbrook of Annapolis, nestled within a serene 14-acre property in Queensland, Maryland. Highlights in this waterfront refuge include beautiful surroundings, minimal architectural features, and folding glass doors that seamlessly connect the interior with the exterior.

When a Baltimore family of four went searching for a year-round getaway, they were immediately drawn to the lush green fields, surrounding woodlands, and the sparkling waters of the Wye River afforded by this property. Undeterred by the dilapidated structure at the center of the site, the homeowners resolutely chose to acquire the property and transform it into the perfect year-round retreat for their family and friends.

modern farmhouse exterior

The primary design challenge was to create a home that would fulfill the large square footage requirements and ensure that it seamlessly blended with the natural surroundings and maximize views of the landscape. Located on a rotating crop farm field inspired the architects to draw from the local farm buildings and traditional house forms of the Maryland Tidewater region.

modern farmhouse exterior

To break down the massing and create an open and airy feel, they created a layout with interconnected smaller structures joined by glass connectors and circulation spines. Parts of the house embrace the essence of a classic farmhouse (main public entry space) or tobacco barn (kitchen), while others are simple structures with more modern aesthetics.

modern farmhouse exterior

Above: The exterior of this dwelling is clad in Dutch lap siding and board and batten. The floor plan layout was created with public spaces — kitchen and dining room in one wing while the private zones — owner’s suite, are located in the other.

modern farmhouse entry

What We Love: This modern farmhouse in Maryland boasts stunning waterfront views thanks to expansive walls of glazing and folding glass doors to blur indoor-outdoor boundaries. We are loving the overall concept of this home, a large space for extended family to gather and make lasting memories. The serene property and the river add to the general feeling of relaxation that this getaway house provides to its inhabitants.

Tell Us: What details in the redesign of this dwelling do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Maryland: An idyllic waterfront retreat in Maryland is in perfect harmony with nature and Inside a dreamy farmhouse with modern elegance in Maryland countryside.

modern farmhouse entry with a chair

modern farmhouse hallway

modern farmhouse dining room with blue flooring

modern farmhouse dining room with blue flooring

Above: Highlights of this dining room includes the Shoal chandelier from Scabetti — a ceramic fish chandelier, created from English fine bone china. A pair of custom wood dining tables are set atop a floor painted in Seaside Resort 725 – Benjamin Moore.

modern farmhouse dining room with blue flooring

modern farmhouse dining room with blue flooring

modern farmhouse living room with a fireplace

Above: The focal point of this stunning living room is the floor-to-ceiling board-form concrete fireplace. A pair of outdoor sofas and a coffee table were sourced from Restoration Hardware.

modern farmhouse living room

Above: An indoor plunge pool is accessed from the living room through a series of NanaWall folding doors. Another set of folding doors leads out to a dock with the Wye River beyond.

modern farmhouse patio

Above: The NanaWall bifold patio doors helped to elevate the interiors with an indoor/outdoor living experience.

modern farmhouse indoor spa

modern farmhouse hallway

modern farmhouse living room with a fireplace

modern farmhouse living room with a fireplace

modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse kitchen

Above: The matching kitchens face each other with a comfortable sitting area separating the spaces. The oversized pendant lights are reclaimed steel mooring buoys that were split in half.

modern farmhouse kitchen

Above: There are dual kitchens in this dwelling to provide extra space for the family and guests for meal prep. Each boasts polished, white-lacquer cabinetry, custom concrete countertop and a range by Wolf. The walls are clad in whitewashed oak boards.

modern farmhouse hallway

modern farmhouse family room

modern farmhouse bedroom

modern farmhouse bedroom

Above: In the main bedroom, the curved rattan bed was sourced from Anthropologie. The nightstands are from Clayton Gray Home and the lamps are from Serena & Lily. Grounding this space is a textured rug from West Elm. The fireplace was sourced from HearthStone.

modern farmhouse staircase

modern farmhouse staircase

modern farmhouse bedroom

modern farmhouse bunk bedroom

modern farmhouse bathroom

modern farmhouse bunk bedroom

modern farmhouse mudroom

modern farmhouse bathroom

modern farmhouse family room

modern farmhouse large windows

modern farmhouse front porch

modern farmhouse dining room

modern farmhouse dining room

modern farmhouse exterior

modern farmhouse patio and pool with a view to the water

modern farmhouse exterior

Above: The geothermally heated outdoor swimming pool is sheltered by a fabric canopy system. The dwelling’s black casement windows were sourced from Marvin Windows & Doors, and the roof is a painted-metal, standing-seam design.

modern farmhouse exterior at dusk

modern farmhouse exterior at dusk

modern farmhouse exterior at dusk

Above: The owner’s bedroom is located in the most private area of the dwelling, which is visible through floor-to-ceiling windows.

modern farmhouse exterior

modern farmhouse exterior

modern farmhouse barn exterior

modern farmhouse exterior aerial view

modern farmhouse exterior aerial view

PHOTOGRAPHER Pete Albert Photography, Jennifer Hughes Photography

modern farmhouse site plan

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