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What’s Up? With Eastern Shore Real Estate September 2015

Sep 29, 2015 02:28PM ● By Cate Reynolds
By C.B. Scott

The sun, sea, and sand may be all anyone needs, as long as they come with a palatial estate. In this issue of What’s Up? with Eastern Shore Real Estate, we profile two 20-plus-acre waterfront properties that sold in less than a month. We begin with…


Sunset Bay Manor

A Stevensville Stunner in Queen Anne’s County

Primary Structure Built:      2004
Sold For:                               $4,725,000
Original List Price:               $4,975,000
Last Sold/Price:                   $930,000 (2002)
Bedrooms:                            7
Bathrooms:                           8 full, 2 half
Living Space:                        14,151 sq. ft.
Lot Size:                                20 acres

It’s no surprise that Sunset Bay Manor was on the market for only nine days. The stunning 14,000-plus-square-foot estate is true to its name. The 20-acre western facing waterfront property sits on the Chesapeake Bay in Stevensville, giving it a front-row seat for dramatic sunset views.
Gated and private, this three level estate has six bedroom suites in the main home, as well as a full apartment above the garage. Nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and extensive molding echo the home’s elegant, traditional design.

Inside and out, Sunset Bay Manor provides a multitude of areas to relax and entertain. Water views can be seen from most rooms, as well as several screened-in porches and covered outdoor areas beyond the pool house. Indoors, the living areas include a dedicated home theatre, a billiard/game room, and an exercise room. If work must be done, the new owners can retreat to the stately, cherry-paneled executive office with a double-sided fireplace.

One of the most remarkable areas of this 11-year-old mansion is the open-air pool house, pool, and spa. The pool house includes ample seating, a kitchen and bar, a half bath, an outdoor shower, and a massive fireplace, with only corner columns to not obstruct the views of the pool area and bay.

The centerpiece of the expansive chef’s kitchen is a massive granite-topped island. Stainless appliances and two-toned custom cabinetry complement the bay views from a curved wall of windows.

Beyond the kitchen, an adorably functional butler’s pantry includes a retro-styled Smeg refrigerator, marble countertops, a rolling library ladder along the floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and a whimsical shell chandelier.

Upstairs, another curved wall of windows in the master suite and private balcony provides sunlight and water views for the master suite and its two sitting areas. The master suite also includes one of the estate’s five fireplaces, and an adjoining personal study. The master bath is fitted with a steam shower, jetted tub, dual vanities, a window seat, and walk-in closets. The seventh bedroom is part of the separate, full apartment on the estate that sits above the four-bay garage.
The property includes almost 800 feet of stone riprap shoreline, as well as a private, lighted pier with both boat and jet-ski lifts.

The home was listed on May 27, 2015, and under contract within nine days.

Sources: Buyer’s Agent: Joe Bray, Waterfront Property Specialist, Mr. Waterfront®Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880,, Photos provided by Listing Agent: Carol Snyder, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,, 410-647-2222,



Oxford, Talbot County


Primary Structure Built:             1993
Sold For:                                      $3 million
Original List Price:                      $3.95 million
Last Sold/Price:                          None
Bedrooms:                                  7
Bathrooms:                                 7
Living Space:                              10,825 sq. ft.
Lot Size:                                       23.24 acres

From a playground to poolside kitchen to a duck blind and a half-mile running path, Wingard truly has it all. Built in 1993, this stunning Tidewater Colonial is situated on 23 acres along Goldsborough Creek in Oxford.

The brick, three-story main home includes six bedrooms and six baths. Four bedrooms, including the master suite, occupy the second floor. The third floor has one bedroom, as well as a sunlight-filled 51 x 28-foot recreation room. All of the bedrooms and living room, sitting room, and main floor office have hardwood flooring. The massive, 25-foot high two-story foyer has marble floors, an elegant curved staircase, and a hand painted mural.

The 21 x 21-foot kitchen is warm and inviting, with an island breakfast bar that seats four. But it is also packed with the tools to entertain, including a stainless steel Thermadore six-burner gas range with a griddle and double oven, a sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, and two additional sinks.

Above the four-car detached garage, guests can enjoy the 2,000-square-foot apartment with a full kitchen.

Outside, the living areas are designed to enjoy the water views all day long. An elegant, heated pool that’s nine-feet deep with tile deck and automatic cover provides unobstructed views of the waterfront. The poolside kitchen is complete with a dishwasher, sink, and cabinetry. Beyond the pool area, a 1,000-square-foot waterside screened in porch stays cool and breezy with brick flooring and ceiling fans.

The property also includes a 180-foot Bailey’s dock with a 20,000 pound boat lift and slip.

Source: Buyer’s Agent: Marc McFadden/Doc Keane of Washington Fine Properties, 703-216-1333,, Listing Agent: Cliff Meredith, Meredith Fine Properties Group, 410-822-6272,,