Cliff-top cottage

Chesapeake Bay MD

Photo of cottage from street

Scientists Cliffs was founded in 1935 as a summer colony for university– and government scientists.  Gradually, it has become more of a year round community, but it retains the modest, rustic feel of its original log cabin structures.  The expanded cottage uses many devices to fit in unobtrusively with its neighbors, including a dormer that mimics the gable ends of log cabins on adjacent lots; a roof that sweeps down close to grade, and continued use of simple wood and shingle materials.

Harvey Hacker Architects