Two refined modernist additions, one clad with glass on the southwest corner and the other screened on the northeast, contrast with this weathered 19th century farmhouse located on the edge of a hill with spectacular views. The two square steel pavilions (a total of 550 square feet) form one wing of the house, with a renovated kitchen (250 square feet) in between. The new living room is expansive while the screen porch is intimate.

The new living room’s structure incorporates doors and operable windows into the minimal steel frame, eliminating the need for a sub-frame for the glass. The lighting – a combination of Halogen recessed fixtures and LED step lights – was developed to establish a strong visual after dark. Architectural lighting highlights key surfaces of the structure, the landscape, and the owner’s art collection.

Charles Brickbauer Architect
1006 Morton Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
T: 410.576.9131


Owner:  withheld

Location:  Maryland

Completion Date:  2010

Construction Cost:  withheld

Charles Brickbauer, Architect
1006 Morton Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
T 410 576 9131

Project Manager:
Chris Daly

Lighting Design:
Glen Shrum,  Flux Studo Ltd

Interior Designer:
Johnson, Berman Interior Design

Morabito Consultants, Inc.

General Contractor:
Lewis Contractors

Steel fabricator:
Greiner Industries

Photography:  © Maxwell Mackenzie 2011



Structural system:

Firestone TPO

Solarban 60, Starphire #2

Steel Doors and windows:

Hydrel, Winona, Lightolier, B-K Lighting