At the same time that our home project in California was issuing forth, back in Maryland another project was rising from the foundation (and then some) of a previous home that sat on a beautiful hill in what was once a portion of the park of the old Wroxeter mansion that sits on a bluff above the Severn river. The clients for this project had purchased a home that we had forged back in 1994 when we lived in Round Bay on the same Severn river. They had decided that they wanted to move to a more spacious and private setting. We were engaged to do the design of this new project for them. As it turned out we also furnished many of the pieces and some of the details built in to the home. It was a collaboration between designer, client, and builder that I have truly come to appreciate and one that I will treasure. The clients and builder were an inspiration to work with. Finishes were deliberated upon, samples ordered, shipments delayed but finally sent. A great deal of the work was accomplished from afar via email, culminating in a month-plus long visit and fabrication/immersion. It has gladly been christened in its new incarnation. I wish it and it's new family the most sincere happiness. And I thank them and the entire team that worked to build it.