Designer Laura Hodges’s newest venture, the remake of a family’s Maryland vacation dwelling on the banking companies of the Chesapeake Bay, was heading to be an physical exercise in difficulty-resolving. “It’s proper on the water, undoubtedly in a flood-prone area,” she explains. “The waves you can see out that window right there were being coming up all the way on to the shore.” The existing dwelling, a previous looking cabin, would have to be torn down. In its location, Hodges worked with Christine M. Dayton Architect to erect a three-story house on stilts, with a carport underneath (to take on storm surges) and a viewing system for the best ground.
As for the living quarters? “You’re like, ‘OK, effectively, up is great, but you know we also have to have area to meet the needs of their increasing family members,’” Hodges suggests with a chortle. The couple’s young ones “probably