Fine Line Home Design LLC

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Fun and functional designs for custom homes, additions, and renovations in Western MD and the WV Panhandle since 1998.  Homeowners and contractors welcome!

Lakefront addition to 1930's stone cottage

The homeowners bought this timber-framed stone and chestnut one-story home on Deep Creek Lake as their weekend retreat.  Former owners had carved two very small bedrooms out of the main level footprint, but my clients wanted to add to the home in order to host groups of friends on the weekend.  I designed an addition with a large master suite on the main level, and two bedrooms with a shared bath on the lower level.  The first challenge was figuring out how to fit the addition on the lot due to steep grade and a small building envelope.  Second challenge was how to design the roof geometry so that the connecting roof didn't overshoot the main house's ridge line.

Now that the addition is completed, the owners will remove the original small bedrooms facing the lake, and relocate the tiny kitchen from the road side of the home (the twin windows in the photo above are over the existing kitchen sink) to the lake side.

I am about to begin another addition which will connect to the other side of the original home.  They need a foyer/mudroom entry, another basement bedroom, an oversized garage, and a guest suite over the garage.  I plan on repeating the materials and proportions of the master suite bedroom in this new phase.