“Kinsley” is a 150-acre water-front farm in Oxford, Maryland. The design for the new residence was inspired by early eighteenth century architecture of Williamsburg while responding to the particular opportunities afforded by the site and the very personal perceptions of the clients. The exterior walls are constructed of hand-molded red brick laid with glazed headers set in a Flemish bond pattern with contrasting rubbed brick detailing. The interior spaces accommodate the formal fenestration of the facades and incorporate traditional eighteenth-century elements of design, but are contemporary in their juxtaposition to support an informal lifestyle. On the first floor, the living room, dining room and kitchen face the water, while the foyer, stairway and family entrance space are arranged by an enfilade along the entrance facade. Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale, serving as a home for clients who share a life-long appreciation for eighteenth century architecture and thrive on access to the benefits of life on the water.