Spy House of the Week: New England Bow Style Transplanted to Bozman


This house is the first example I have seen of the “bow house style” in Talbot County. The “bow” is a “cousin” to the “gambrel”, but unlike the gambrel roof’s two angled sides that meet at the roof ridge, the bow roof sides spring from the second floor line in two graceful arcs that meet at the roof ridge.

Two sides of the house have the full bow roof and the other two bow sides are slightly inset with higher spring lines into the main roof to become dormers since the house is not symmetrical. I loved this detail since it gave the house greater architectural character.

The pier projects into a seemingly limitless expanse of water and the deck and pool beckon one outside to enjoy the water views. I loved the sitting room/kitchen area with its continuous wall of windows and transoms above to capture the daylight. The sitting area’s neutral interior design scheme with accent pillows and a wood coffee table creates a serene space for relaxation. I liked how the large kitchen island separates the two separate functions of the space and the wood floors, white cabinets, contrasting dark countertop and stainless steel appliances would make any gourmet cook salivate-this one certainly did!

I am very fond of second floor bedrooms that are tucked under eaves and the bow shapes create charming interior architecture for the second floor bedrooms with their window/transoms units and wide plank flooring. I liked how the glass wall of the master bath’s shower and the tile floor laid on the diagonal expand the space. An absolutely enchanting property!

For more information about this property, contact Tom Crouch with Benson and Mangold at 410-745-0720 or tcrouch@bensonandmangold.com, “Equal Housing Opportunity”.

Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a architect.

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 revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio 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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