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Cathy Purple Cherry
This exuberant getaway near the Chesapeake Bay grew out of a desire for a gathering place, where the architect Cathy Purple Cherry channelled the owners aesthetic vision and the desire to comfortably accommodate them and visitors alike. The red-brick house it came with was ultimately deconstructed and its materials donated to the Baltimore non-profit Second Chance. The Condits had gathered inspiration for the new roost on trips to New England over the years.
About this Project
For the self-proclaimed “food enthusiast” who loves to cook, the owner requested double islands in the kitchen. The stones in this cozy kitchen were Black Soapstone and Caribbean Mist marble sourced at Gramaco.
The owner’s bathroom has Carrara marble on the vanity countertop and Atlas Plan porcelain Calacatta Extra on the floor, giving it a classy luxurious feel.
Architecture & Interior Design: Cathy Purple Cherr
Photography:: Interiors by Durston Saylor; Exteriors by David Burroughs
I BELIEVE EVERY HOME CAN REFLECT WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE FAMILY THAT LIVES WITHIN IT. IT IS HUMBLING TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH THEIR DAY-TO-DAY EXPERIENCE.
Cathy Purple Cherry
GROUNDED IN HER FAITH and driven by a passion for art and architectural design, Cathy Purple Cherry has been honing her craft since early childhood. Painting lessons at a young age led inevitably to her later studies at the Corcoran School of Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, and at the University of Maryland. Since graduating with her architecture degree in 1989, Cathy is resolute in her quest for excellence in residential design.
Purple Cherry Architects, Cathy’s namesake firm, embraces advanced technologies and new materials in their custom designs for luxury residential architecture. Energetic and creative, Cathy is a natural leader and she relishes the problem solving inherent in architectural design. Warm and thoughtful, she gathers and processes information that informs the big picture as well as all the subtleties. She considers lifestyle as much as aesthetics. A wife and mother of three—her eldest is a special needs child—Cathy deeply understands the desire for a dream home that is not only beautiful, but which also supports the values and needs of her clients. A visionary and three-dimensional thinker, she is able to turn aspirations into built reality.