Location, location, location. That was all Steffi and Andy Graham could think about when they purchased this three-story brick townhouse smack-dab on the harbor in Baltimore‘s Canton North Shores. Unfortunately, they weren’t nearly as thrilled about the layout or construction of the home itself. That’s where Virginia Navid of Cho Benn Holback+Associates came in handy.
Achieving an Open Floor Plan
The couple hoped for a more open floor plan, complete with color and design touches, that would echo the waterfront scene outside. To achieve this, Navid began by doing away with the original builder’s hallway and powder room, and replaced it with a sprawling living room unhindered by interior walls.
Tackling the kitchen area next, the ceiling was dropped three inches to create a clear transition from the living room. The space remains clean, sleek, and modern with stainless steel appliances, hanging pendant lights, and light-colored granite countertops.
Sometimes the Best Views are in UnCommon Rooms
Upstairs, the master bath needed little decorating since it has the some of the best views in the house. The bathtub, adorned with sea foam tile, provided the perfect place for lounging and watching the waves outside.
Navid found the most flexible space on the third floor, where they fit in a guest room, bathroom, and home office. In addition, a sliding glass door sectioned off these spaces from an entertaining area, complete with a wet bar and glass-front refrigerator.
With their townhouse now finished down to the tiniest detail, the Grahams have little reason to leave–unless it’s to take a stroll down the pier right outside their front door.
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