Talbot Spy House of the Week: Lostock Farm in Bozman


Whenever I design an addition I want it to complement, not overpower the original house. That is especially true when you are dealing with expanding an older or historic house.

The original part of Lostock Farm is an 18th century two-story red brick wing with a story and a half addition that is slightly stepped and offset to respect the scale of the original brick wing. The addition’s white lap siding, wood shake roofing and dormers adds additional architectural interest. A nearby barn has space for four cars.

The house was greatly expanded with another addition. I liked how the expansion’s end gable with white lap siding echoes the original brick end wall gable. The connection between the old and new has shed dormers for greater headroom that also adds interest to this elevation. A screened porch and open porch were added for outdoor rooms with access to the pool area. The result is a very pleasing mix of massing, materials and sale.

The interior design is equally delightful. The main sitting room with its white cladded walls, white ceiling with stained wood beams forming a coffered pattern, the floor to ceiling wall of French doors with transoms above, white upholstered pieces with colorful pillows all combine to create a serene setting.

I liked the kitchen with its pitched ceiling and stained exposed roof joists, the stained pine cabinets that contrast with the island’s white cabinets, the darker countertop color and how the kitchen opens to another sitting room with a fireplace.

All of the bedrooms are charming but I particularly liked one bedroom with its dormer windows and deck overlooking the pool below. The dressing room off the bath has a period style deep soaking tub and built-in cabinets.

If this isn’t enough, Lostock Farm has 184 acres, 90 of which are tillable, 2,500 feet of waterfront, four ponds plus two separate platted inland lots and two waterfront lots.

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. 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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