The BUILDER - Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence is produced by BUILDER magazine and sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.
The BUILDER - Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence is produced by BUILDER magazine and sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.

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.

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Category: Guest House; Entrant/ Architect: Robert J. Miller III, Maplewood, N.J.; Builder: Ilex Construction, Easton, Md.; Interior designer: Bountiful, Easton, Md.