River Approach

Architect Wayne L. Good used rustic materials—stone, cedar siding, metal roofing—and a grown-over-time design sensibility to link the riverfront Thompson residence to the summer colonies that dotted the Chesapeake tidewater area in the ’20s and ’30s. A ca

Knee braces, board-and-batten siding, and cedar tongue-and-groove details are repeated inside to reinforce the notion that the Thompson residence has evolved over time.

First floor plan

Second floor plan

Throughout the house, steel windows—done up in orderly grid patterns—reveal and frame views of Valentine Creek and the forested parkland that surrounds the house.

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