Developer Jerry Parks has begun the final section of town houses at Chesapeake Landing, a complex of luxury houses on the Severn River in the Eastport section of Annapolis. Houses in the existing L-shaped clusters sell for about $250,000.
Parks bought the Chesapeake Landing property, then a 2.8-acre site, 12 years ago and used bulkheading and dredging to expand the property to four acres. He is also the developer of The Severn, a 100-unit condominium project near Spa Creek, and the Maryland Capital Yacht Club.
The first Chesapeake Landing town houses were built in three clusters of seven to 10 units on the part of the site farthest from the water. Residents of those houses could see the water from their third floors, he said. Those houses sold for under $150,000. The two clusters closest to the water are priced $100,000 higher and are slightly larger, he said.
William J. Devereaux Jr., an architect with the Barry Berkus Group in Georgetown, said the cedar-sided houses were designed to created the feel of a Nantucket fishing village. Each of the houses has a one-car garage and recreation room on the ground level. On the two floors above in each are a living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.
All dwellings have lofts, three skylights and fireplaces in the living rooms. Living rooms and bedrooms open to decks that look out toward the water and boat slips.
Parks said that 42 dwellings are planned at Chespaeake Landing and that 24 of the 25 finished units are sold.
Parks, who is president of Bay Landing Development Co. in Annapolis, said that one of the buyers in the final cluster, to be completed next year, will be David E. Stahl, executive vice president of the National Association of Home Builders and a boating enthusiast.
Several years ago another developer completed the Courts of Horn Point, an award-winning cluster of town houses in the Eastport area. Eastport has also seen considerable rehabilitation of older houses in recent years.
The first major project in Eastport were the Tecumseh apartments, developed in the mid-1960s on Spa Creek. The project features boat slips under the apartments.