THE OWNERS' SIX GROWN DAUGHTERS left home long ago. This picturesque guest house, located just a few steps from the main residence, serves as a beacon to lure them back for an occasional visit. Inspired by a nearby historic lighthouse, the structure stands at the foremost point of a peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore, its octagonal living room glowing like a lantern at night. Simple details—bead-board, wainscoting, and crown trim—adorn the inside. On the exterior, drain-pipes become aesthetic objects in their own right.
Category: Guest House; Entrant/ Architect: Robert J. Miller III, Maplewood, N.J.; Builder: Ilex Construction, Easton, Md.; Interior designer: Bountiful, Easton, Md.