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Crab Creek House in Annapolis, Maryland by Robert Gurney Architect designed using AutoCAD

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Article source: Robert Gurney

This house, located in Annapolis, Maryland is built on the foundation of a 1960s post and beam modern house. The foundation was kept in an effort to retain it’s proximity to Crab Creek, an estuary that feeds the Chesapeake Bay.  Strict environmental regulations prohibited enlarging the pre-existing footprint or adding significant square footage to the house.  The house is organized around a linear bar, clad in white stucco.

Crab Creek House (Image Courtesy Anice Hoachlander)

  • Architects: Robert Gurney Architect
  • Project: Crab Creek House
  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey, Associate AIA
  • Contractor: Owner
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Peterson Residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this project involves a complete renovation and substantial addition to a familiar, simply massed brick “colonial”.   The original, gable shaped volume fronting the street is minimally altered in an effort to retain the scale and massing of neighboring houses.  Tall windows are incorporated into the existing façade.  A copper clad, vaulted volume is integrated into the composition with a new front porch and wide stairs, invoking the nostalgic porches found throughout the neighborhood.

Front View (Images Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer)

  • Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Name of Project: Peterson Residence
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Contractor: Peterson and Collins Inc.
  • Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Landscape Architect: Lila Fendrick Landscape
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: The design of the house begins with pencil and paper; Bob sketches and hand-draws the design first, then it is put into CAD

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The Roberts Residence in Rockville, Maryland by Division1 Architect

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Article source: Division1

The ¾ acre site of the Roberts Residence is bound by, a residential street along its west edge, single-family detached residences on adjacent lots to the north and south, and a wooded park towards the rear. At the front of the site along the street edge the site drops almost immediately by 8 feet. Only the roof of the house is visible from the street. The site continues to slope gently dipping another 12 feet until it reaches the wooded park to the rear of the site.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Debi Fox)

  • Architects: Division1 Architect
  • Project: The Roberts Residence
  • Location: Rockville, MD, USA
  • Type: Single-Family Residence
  • Size: 3,500 SF
  • Main Materials: Cedar Wood and Porcelain Tile
  • Photography: Debi Fox (Debi Fox Photography)
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drafting, Form-z for rendering, and some Photoshop for the rendering touch-ups

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Wissioming Residence in Bethesda, Maryland by Robert Gurney Architect

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This house located in Glen Echo, Maryland is sited on a heavily wooded lot overlooking the Potomac River. Glen Echo stands as a rare enclave of modern houses in suburban Washington, DC. The new house occupies the footprint of a pre-existing house in an effort to minimally disturb the site, removing no mature hardwoods in the process. A new swimming pool is suspended twenty feet above grade to further reduce the impact to the steeply sloping site.

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

Wissioming Residence ©Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architect and Entrant: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Project location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Contractor: Bloom Builders
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

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Harkavy Residence in Potomac, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney Architect

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This house of 2900 square feet is located on a one acre, wooded lot, adjacent to park land outside of Washington, DC. The house is sited away from the road and oriented toward views deep into the woods. The sequence of entry is defined by a series of walls, intended to privatize and delineate the approach and entry into the house. The walls, garage volume and house become a threshold between the road and the wooded parkland.

Harkavy Residece ©Anice Hoachlander

Harkavy Residence ©Anice Hoachlander

  • Architect: Robert M. Gurney Architect
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Location: Potomac, Maryland
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Contractor: John Thompson of Freedom First Homes
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander

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