The Design & Construction of Marshall's Point Retreat
Driving up to the home, woods open upon a dramatic facade of windows, wood, and stone. A porte cochere invites you to the entry.
Inside the front door the impressive foyer, with exposed graceful structure and glimpse of the second story, prepares for the architecture and scale of the home. The plan of the building is balanced but slightly asymetric creating a comfortable feel with a bit of surprise to pique the imagination.
Just through the foyer, hallways extend left and right down the main wings of the house. Expansive wall space and appropriate lighting let these halls function as gallery spaces in addition to accessing master and guest areas of the home. Arched beams and planking form the gallery ceilings expressing shipbuilding influences on the construction.
Straight ahead from the foyer, on the water side of the home, are the living, dining, and music rooms, and kitchen. The living, dining, and music areas have expansive views toward the water. The living room rises to the second floor gabled roof, again prominently displaying exposed ship-like structure.
The second floor extends over the left and right wings of the house. There are two more guest suites on the second level, as well as a large sitting area over the central section, with a balcony overlooking the living area and another communicating with the foyer.
On a third level, over the foyer and under the rotunda, there is an exercise room with expansive views. This space is also called the look out room.