Lewis Contractors has recently completed the extensive renovations to Baltimore Country Club’s Five Farms Clubhouse and holiday celebrations are now taking place in the beautifully decorated and renovated spaces.
The complex project included installation of a significantly expanded full service kitchen, relocation of the delivery and loading docks, and transformation of the outdoor area between the Pro Shop and the clubhouse to create accessible pedestrian entryways to both the clubhouse and the shop. Two additions were added to the clubhouse itself – the new partially enclosed outdoor bar/lounge area with its custom full service bar, multiple ceiling fans for air circulation and outdoor fireplace for comfortable lounging in cooler weather. The second addition expands the main dining room into what was formerly an outdoor patio and features multiple doorways to allow guests to enjoy both the interior and exterior during pleasant weather as they overlook the practice putting green and the course itself.
Construction of the dining room expansion was particularly challenging in that the five specimen American elm trees, some of the very few remaining in the country, needed to be protected during construction. An arborist oversaw transport of equipment and materials, as well as construction itself, because both the root mat for the trees and the branches themselves are so close to the newly expanded dining space.
Extensive custom millwork, a newly installed private wine storage, complex coffered ceilings with custom lighting and, in some areas, handwoven Italian carpet, enhance the entire first floor. Specially commissioned paintings illustrating the club’s history grace the walls throughout, accented by portrait lighting. A new staircase was installed to provide access to the lower storage level and the second floor men’s and women’s locker rooms—the only areas of the clubhouse that remained open to members throughout the construction project.
The reimagined spaces, with their subtle flattering color palette, have been well received by the members. The holiday decorations provide welcome expressions of the joy of the season and the ability of guests to gather once again in celebration.
Photographs of the interior of the clubhouse by Maximillian Franz Photography.