For the Love of Nature
An AIA award-winning LEED Gold Certified residence in Annapolis captures views, leverages environmentally conscious materials and fulfills the nature-inspired wish list of a couple who paid attention to all the details.
Sustainability and a waterfront setting are two standout aspects of the Annapolis modern farmhouse that owners Frank and Lori Cicero built with an intention of eventually retiring there, close to their children and families.
The couple found the rare, vacant lot on Weems Creek in Annapolis proper — and it’s an irregularly shaped property set in a community that once populated with 1930s cottage homes. “The landowner divided the property, tore down the cottages and created about a half-dozen lots,” said Marta Hansen, architect, AIA, LEED AP at Hansen Architects in Annapolis.