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What's Up? with Eastern Shore Real Estate: September 2012

Sep 25, 2012 11:50AM ● By Anonymous

Gracious and Grand on Shipping Creek

This spacious waterfront estate home in queen anne’s county is comfortable elegance at its very best! Panoramic water views are enjoyed from just about every room of this 11,000 sq. ft. custom-built home. The guesthouse and guest apartment connect to the main house for easy access, but are separate enough that owners and guests alike can enjoy their own quarters.

Mature trees line the perimeter of this four-acre retreat, ensuring privacy indoors and out.

There are soaring open spaces and walls of glass throughout this lovely home. the first-floor master bedroom suite has an attached two-story study, a lavish spa-like bath, and a sitting room, all with spectacular water views. There are a total of eight bedrooms and more than an ample number of well-equipped tiled baths. The two-story great room has a raised hearth fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the pool and to the creek beyond. The “step-down” dining room boasts a tray ceiling, gleaming cherry floors and lovely french doors opening to the veranda. The wood floor of the foyer is enhanced with an inlaid compass rose design that sets the tone of custom craftsmanship and elegance, evident throughout this magnificent home.

The outdoors offer every opportunity to enjoy water activities. The pool is closely nestled near the house and has its own spa and waterfalls that create the feel of a private oasis quite perfectly. The 330-ft. pier offers good water depth at the end with boat lifts and a private sand beach alongside. The outdoor kitchen and patio are just the right spots to refuel and relax next to the rippling creek and cascading waterfalls. This paradise is only a few minutes to the bustling activities of eastern Shore towns and just 20 minutes east of the heart of annapolis. The location could not be better.

This home was first offered for sale when the real estate market started to decline. as the saying goes “hindsight is 20/20.” The owners and their agents could not have possibly predicted the severity of pricing adjustments or the longevity of the market downturn. If it had gone to market one year earlier than when first offered, this home would probably have brought the sellers twice the recent sale amount. The most recent asking price was just over $3 million, and it settled in June for $2,775,000. The new owners got much for their money and the sellers got a good price considering recent trends. In light of today’s market reality, both parties won.

Southwinds Stunner on Cox Creek

There’s so much more than meets the eye with 5,500 sq. ft. of luxury living, including an au-pair/guest suite. There are two master bedroom suites, one on the main level and one on the second floor. The lower level offers three additional bedrooms with 2.5 baths; this large and lovely waterfront contemporary has room for the whole family.

Interesting architectural details are evident inside and out. A dormered skylight along the ridge of the roof allows loads of light to filter throughout the home. There are tiered gardens and walkways that lead to the front door and out to the patio area on the waterside. The curved glass of the sunroom is a pleasant break in the rectangular lines of the home’s exterior. Inside the cathedral ceilings, arched windows and framed openings high up the walls add to the wonderfully open feel of the home. A lovely stacked-stone fireplace enhances the great room. Custom craftsmanship is apparent throughout this spacious waterfront charmer.

This home faces west, allowing the owners and their guests the most spectacular nightly sunset views across cox creek. There is an attached five-car garage and a 150-foot pier over the creek. There are two Jet Ski lifts and a boat lift at the end of the pier. Rip rap shoreline and a one-and-a-half-acre landscaped lot complete this manageable yet luxurious package in chester.

This home was recently listed in March 2012 with the realistic asking price of just under $1.4 million dollars. It went under contract within 60 days and settled in early July for $1,330,000. The sellers had their home listed for sale in 2010 at a much higher price. The recent listing price was much more in line with current market pricing, and this attracted the swift contract and settlement. The new owners purchased a complete and pleasing waterfront package.