Spy House of the Week: 315 Morris Street in Oxford


At first glance, this house appears to be a renovated older house but it is actually a newer house that was seamlessly fitted into Oxford’s historic streetscape. Its street and side elevations are traditionally detailed. However, as you move around the house, the side courtyard’s extended balcony and the rear decks have an almost invisible contemporary steel post and cable handrail.  

Even though this is a small urban lot, the house offers plenty of options to enjoy being outdoors. A wrap-around deep front porch is a spacious outdoor room.  Two covered porches and a third-floor deck for soaking in the sun offer expansive views of the harbor.

The house has three floors to easily accommodate family gatherings or weekend guests. The open stair to the second floor is a striking architectural feature and the clerestory window floods the stair with light. There are many other large windows and oversized doors to brighten the rooms throughout the house. Teak floors and other high-end quality finishes complete the contemporary interior.

For details about this property contact Cornelia Heckenbach at Long and Foster Real Estate Cell: 410-310-1229 or Email: info@CorneliaHeckenbach.com

Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from HUD neighborhood revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio to renovate an abandoned barn into a library for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee. Her passion for Italian food, wine and culture led her to Piazza Italian Market where she is the Director of Special Events, including weekly wine tastings and quarterly wine dinners.

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