Spy House of the Week: “Snug Cove”


Like many sites on the Eastern Shore, a meandering road leads through the woods to “Snug Cove”. The front elevation of the story and a half house is a traditional architectural style with the front door flanked by tall windows with shutters and two dormers above, a smaller depth wing and a double garage. Not unlike other waterfront houses, the rear of the house is dramatically different to open up the house to Leadenham Creek. The main floor wall of windows at the dining room, the screened porch with triple windows behind it to the great room and a two-level screened deck pavilion with a hot tub all offer expansive water views. A large dormer at the second floor creates a spacious master suite complete with a deck for star-gazing.  

The great room, sunroom, kitchen and dining room with their water views are the hub of the house and the rooms flow seamlessly to create wonderful spaces to relax with family or for entertaining. I liked the dining room with its sloped ceiling, the rear wall of windows and the window and door to the adjacent screened porch for long views to the water.  The interior design with the wood table, wood sideboard, art, pendant lights and the texture of the dining chairs creates an inviting space to linger over a meal. The adjacent sunroom/screened porch and the outdoor “pavilion” would be perfect spaces to relax after a day on the water. I especially liked how the pavilion had a two-level floor so the hot tub on the lower area did not block the water views from the upper level seating area.

The spacious master suite was simply irresistible to me. The large bedroom had a gambrel shaped ceiling for interior architectural interest. The TV armoire and  fireplace are flanked by pairs of French doors that lead to a deck for “bird’s eye” views to the water. The lovely wood furnishings, a patterned rug over the beautiful wood floors and upholstered seating completed the serene look.



For more information about this property, contact Kurt Petzold with Chesapeake Bay Properties at 410-820-8008 (o) 410-310-1050 (c), or kpetzold@goeaston.net “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.

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