Lightness of being

The client for this project insisted that year-round daylight was ‘paramount to their wellbeing’ so architect Ziger Snead pulled out all the stops to create a home filled with sunshine The owner approached us to design a contemporary, private retreat at the end of a quiet street lined with low-slung 1960s ranch-style homes,’ says Doug Bothner of Baltimore Architect Ziger Snead. The result is this three-bedroom house in Pikesville, Maryland. ‘They client wanted a home that would integrate with the site and landscape and be a space that would be filled with natural daylight.’ These requirements were so far away from what the existing building could offer that Ziger Snead’s first job was to completely demolish the original structure. ‘We needed to make way for a new construction that was suited to the owner’s contemporary tastes,’ explains Bothner. ‘We also had to fulfil their desire for a completely new environment comprising fully coordinated architecture, interiors and landscape design.’ The final scheme is the result of a collaboration between Ziger Snead, which worked on the exterior and interior architecture, interior designer Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates and landscape architect Carol Macht of Hord Coplan Macht.

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