Designed for an active pair of empty nesters, who still work full-time, this small home overlooks Little Round Bay, an idyllic deep-water cove 6 ½ miles up the Severn River from Annapolis, Maryland, and the Naval Academy. The Little Round Bay House was designed to accommodate this varied program.
For over a decade, Paul Burk has been creating enduring images for architects, builders and design professionals. Exhibited and published widely, Paul’s work combines exceptional technical skill with a unique sensitivity to the poetics of place.
Paul earned an MFA Degree in Photography from Indiana University in 1998.
Paul is currently based in Baltimore Maryland and serves the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
This modest renovation resists the current inner-ring suburban trend of demolishing older, smaller homes in favor of new over-scaled ‘farmhouses.’ The clients, a young family with two small children, needed more space for play and individual bedrooms for each family member
The concept – a modern reinterpretation of the vernacular dogtrot house found commonly in Appalachia – aligns the more private program along the ridge creating a linear bar running east-west optimizing the long exposures of the building.