A design team channels a coastal vibe in a clean-lined, traditional abode overlooking Maryland’s Eastern Bay

Bucolic farmland and a panoramic stretch of waterfront beckoned a couple looking for a vacation home on the Chesapeake. The 15-acre parcel overlooking Eastern Bay on Kent Island was already home to an abandoned, circa-1980s abode set amid cornfields. The couple saw an opportunity in the rundown house, which was in foreclosure. “We are water people and had looked forever for the right property,” the wife recalls. “This one checked every box.”

The husband, who owns a mechanical contracting company, and wife, a stay-at-home mom, envisioned a sprawling weekend getaway that would become their full-time residence once their three teenage daughters go to college. They tasked architect Christopher Pattey, who had designed their beach cottage in Bethany, with reimagining—and greatly enlarging—the 3,000-square-foot structure. Early in the process, Pattey brought in designer Erin Paige Pitts

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