Perched in an enviable spot fronting both the expansive waters of Whitehall Bay and the quaint shores of Pleasant Lake, a 15,000-square-foot home in Annapolis lured buyers who turned to Pyramid Builders for an update. “We had built the home for different clients almost 20 years ago,” recounts Pyramid’s Mark Sanders. “The new owners were looking to create the feel of a coastal family retreat.”

Pyramid worked with architect Patrick Jarosinski and interior designer Christy Brown on a renovation that not only enhanced the home’s existing spaces, but also overhauled the second-floor bedrooms, redid the kitchen and completely transformed the lower level. “We wanted the basement to feel like the interior of a yacht—inviting and sophisticated,” explains Jarosinski. “It’s now equipped with a theater, billiard room, bar/wine cellar, gym, golf simulator, basketball court and indoor pool.”

Under Brown’s guidance, organic materials like wood and stone were retained while a light,

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This idyllic Beverly Hills retreat is a 6,533 square foot single story new-build in the prestigious Trousdale Estates. The house beds onto the green hillside, where a backyard trail leads to a sweet vantage point with city views. It has been thoughtfully created in organic finishes and clean lines to build an iconic piece of Beverly Hills style. The house boasts five beautiful bedrooms, and six and a half bathrooms. Amenities include a home theater, gym, laundry room, a VRV system for independent room temps, a 45 foot swimming pool, and an outdoor bar area. Each of the main rooms spill out onto the terrace, giving the home a true indoor-outdoor connection.

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When clients in a stylish home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore called on Amanda Friend to reimagine their cramped and awkward master bath, the designer suggested a best-case scenario. If they were willing to move an adjacent office into an upstairs room, she could use the extra space to reconfigure their ground-floor bath into the sophisticated oasis they desired.

Once they agreed, Friend gutted the space and used its length to her advantage. From the bedroom, she designed a corridor that leads into a secondary room, creating an air of mystery. The passage houses a soaking tub and small laundry area on the left side; on the right, a wall lined with an acrylic-and-brass bench and mirror opens to the wife’s closet. The room at the end of the hall is equipped with custom vanities and storage, a luxurious shower and WC.

In response to the wife’s request for a beyond-the-ordinary

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