Oyster House Receives AIA Residential Design Award

Oyster House, a residence on the Northern Neck of Virginia, was recently awarded a Residential Design Award by AIA-DC and Washingtonian Magazine.

The house and adjacent guest quarters, designed by Dale Overmyer Architects, are on the tip of a 12-acre peninsula at the intersection of the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River in Lottsburg. Oehme, van Sweden Principal Sheila Brady and Senior Associate Marisa Scalera preserved the existing marshlands of the site, once the home of an oyster shucking factory, and added beds of salt and wind tolerant plantings to frame the modern buildings.

These plantings spill into long, loose sweeps of native meadows where a restored loblolly pine forest lies beyond. OvS Congratulates Dale Overmyer Architects on their award, along with design team members Larry Weaner Associates, Native Meadow Designer; Walnut Hill Landscaping, Landscape Contractor; Elizabeth Hague, Interiors; and Ilex Construction.