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Apr 04, 2012 12:28PM ● Published by Anonymous
Comfort Meets Luxury on LeGates Cove
Charming and remarkably private is the setting for this cedar-sided colonial gem on LeGates Cove in Talbot County. This home offers it all: four bedroom suites with masters on the main and second floors. The first floor master wing enjoys a fireplace, Jacuzzi bath with walk-in shower, dressing closets, and an attached library. All of these spaces are oriented to the water through large atrium windows and walls of glass. The great room is substantial and bright; it has both dining and entertaining areas and there is also a separate and formal dining room. The gourmet kitchen and family room lead to the pool, patios and dock, with varied outdoor spaces to gather and take in the lovely views.
The second floor master suite looks out to an expansive deck with wide water views and is adjacent to the second-story sunroom. The sunroom has a fireplace with screens and panels that avail enjoyment and use year round. The great water views and expanse of lawn and garden are incredible scenes from the lofty vantage point of these second floor living spaces. This floor has an additional “ensuite” bedroom and bath… then up to the third story for the fourth bedroom suite. Privacy and space are evident and enjoyed both inside and outside of this special home.
This property is further enhanced by a carriage house with space for the in-laws and an office. There are beautiful raised flower beds near the pool and an expansive pergola with setting areas. The dock offers four feet of water depth and the property includes 400 feet of waterfront on the cove. The two-acre point of land is situated on Legates Cove and sided by a protected alcove; it is an absolute unique and beautiful spot.
The new owners were drawn to this house by every one of its attractive amenities as well as its close proximity to Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels. The magnificent central staircase and the water views straight through the house are both dramatic and impressive to all who enter this lovely home.
This home was not long on the market as the new owners had been looking for the right property for five long years and moved on the opportunity quickly. Settling for just over $2 million, this match was perfect and in this market there is a lot to be said about timing—prices are great and buyers need to be decisive. Just like that corny old saying “you snooze you lose.”
Contributions: Listing agent: Cornelia C. Heckenbach, stmichaelsmdwaterfront.com Buyers agent: Susie Graham, bensonandmangold.com