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Home of the Week: Distinctive Mid-Century Modern Severn River Waterfront Home

May 25, 2018 11:09AM ● By Brian Saucedo
This 3 to 4 bedroom property was designed and built in 1978 by Joseph A. Wilkes FAIA, a notable DC architect, as his private home. Mr. Wilkes is best known for his work on the National Zoo, the Federal Reserve, numerous embassies, commercial and residential projects and for editing The Encyclopedia of Architecture. At the time, this unique property was recognized for its timeless design and its passive solar heating system. It was the subject of the cover story in the Washington Post's Sunday Style Magazine article "Windows On The World". Extraordinary privacy and stunning, expansive year-round views of the Severn River, combined with close proximity to charming, historic Annapolis led Mr Wilkes to choose this location. Nestled in a clearing with woods on two sides, this home has a serene, parklike feeling that seamlessly transitions to a sweeping sun-soaked lawn and beach on the shore of the Severn River.
Owners enjoy exclusive use of private beach with beach deck and pier. The two-car garage and workshop provide additional function. Inside the home, the kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, granite counters, recessed lighting and vaulted ceilings. The spacious living room opens to wraparound deck and features vaulted ceilings and custom woodstove with trombe wall. On the upper level sits a luxury master suite with renovated master bath. Excellent location minutes to historic, downtown Annapolis. ​

Open houses: Saturday, May 26th 2-4pm & Saturday, June 9th 2-4pm
You can view the home and find more details HERE