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on the boards - plan
on the boards - elev
before jan 05 (a)
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demolition starts roof? what roof? down to the shell
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leveling the floor flying trusses from across the pond
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taking shape another brick in the.. wrapping it up
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windows going in view from waters edge cupola on top
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siding going on a dedication (b) long view
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amazing  (c) clean and light things are looking up

Custom Home for Windward Investments, Royal Oak, MD [>>Construction Phase<<]

This project, located on Maryland's eastern shore of the Cheaspeake Bay, involves conversion of an existing structure (previously the Bellevue Seafood Company, picture at right) to a two-story custom residence.  The design parameters are exacting and the site requirements involve careful calculation of building footprint and volume.  The design utilizes classic elements of the Tidewater Colonial style historically significant to the area and region.  Every effort has been made to retain the original shape and form of rooms from the existing building to sustain historical signficance.  Many of the local homes in the surrounding area were built for the workers of the Bellevue Seafood Company.

 Of Note:

(a) The developer, Mr. Dana Sindermann has lived and worked, building custom homes in the area for over two decades. His father, Carl J. Sindermann,PhD,  a noted author and Marine Biologist has written many scholarly works on subjects of importance to the area.

Click on the following link to explore some of his books 
>> Books by Carl J. Sindermann, PhD <<


 - Principal Diseases of Marine and Shellfish

- Disease Diagnosis and Control in North-American Marine Aquaculture
- Survival Strategies for New Scientists
- Ocean Pollution: Effects on Living Resources and Humans
- The Scientist As Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities
- Winning the Games Scientists Play
- Joy of Science, Excellence and its rewards 

 
(b) When we orignally measured the existing building, we were fortunate to spend a little time with Tom Sherwood and he was ready and willing to help us measure and told us many stories about the local life and about Chesapeake Watermen and the history of the land and the bay.  

(c) The mechanical room is an amazing feat of engineering which will allow the house to generate it's own power and as an added plus, it will be able to generate power for the surrounding neighborhood.  A feature that is sure to attract attention is the Wind Turbine that will take the place of the original communications antenna (see third picture in upper right above).



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