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Home of the Week: 619 Martingale Lane, Arnold, MD 21012

Mar 17, 2016 06:40AM ● By Cate Reynolds
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Listing Agent: David Orso, 443-691-0838,

619 Martingale Lane, Arnold, MD 21012

Welcome to a fully remodeled 2,500-square foot townhome that has been designed in the style of a New England cottage with nautical motifs and modern amenities. With a community beach and a marina within walking distance, this home offers the ultimate staycation. Beautiful teak flooring runs throughout the home starting in the foyer, which features beadboard wainscoting; a built-in bench with shoe, coat and overhead storage, and a white and deep ocean blue powder room. The staircase and railings, once a plain knee wall, hint at the many renovations ahead. Hand-crafted moldings and trims, exquisite fixtures and undeniable craftsmanship by Home Professionals, Inc. surround you as you explore the home.

At the top of the stairs, on the main level, you will find a home office that will surely be easy to work in. With a cozy window seat, plantation shutters, generously sized built-in cabinetry, and a place to meet with guests or take a relaxing break, you’ll always want to work from home. On the other side of the staircase is the dining room which comfortably seats six. From this view, notice the foyer chandelier which mimics sailboats out at sea and the recessed lighted coves for displaying the model sailboats. These are the kind of intricate details you won’t find in just any home. The open concept layout of the home is evident as you enter the cozy living room which sits perfectly next to the dining room, large kitchen, and the outdoor deck. Beautiful crown molding, white beadboard, and tile outline the fireplace which was converted from wood to gas. With the push of a button you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fire on a cool day. The living room furniture fits the space perfectly, and since most of the furnishings are available for sale with the home, you can simply move in and relax.

Get swept away in this professionally designed kitchen by award-winning Joni Zimmerman of Design Solutions in Annapolis. The curved breakfast bar is topped with a teak rail trimmed in stainless steel to mimic the look of a sail upon a mast and boom. The counters are sapphire blue Silestone with metallic flecks to complete the vision of the sailboat in the water. The kitchen features white cabinets, pendant lighting, a tile and glass backsplash, and stainless appliances, including a Miele Nespresso coffee system, and an Electrolux Icon induction cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwave and warming drawer. Two temperature-controlled beverage stations allow guests to obtain drinks at their leisure. With a built-in storage bench nearby and easy access to the deck, it is obvious this kitchen was thoughtfully designed and is perfect for entertaining. Linger a while so you don’t miss a single detail and imagine cooking in this spacious kitchen.

If you are starting to feel like you are at a bed and breakfast by the sea, wait until you discover the master retreat. As you go up the stairs to the upper level, stop and admire the hand-painted artwork of a heron. The fine details continue in the bedroom with the crown molding, wainscoting, and arched ceiling above the bed. With the bed nestled in front of the window, the room offers plenty of space for relaxing. A walk-in closet with built-in cubbies make organization easy. Tucked behind a pocket door you’ll find your personal spa oasis. Attention to detail is again showcased from the fixtures and the nautical tiles on the walls and floor to the window bench and the beautifully architected double vanity that boasts cottage character and ample storage. Soak away in the heated and jetted tub or bathe in the vertical spa shower. You deserve a good start to your day –whether it is to go to work or the community beach. Your guests will be equally impressed with their retreat. The guest bedroom features plantation shutters, crown molding, beadboard wainscoting, a sitting area, built-ins in the closet, and en suite bathroom with a luxurious shower.

The basement of the home, just like the rest of the home, has been completely renovated. The first feature you will notice is the cherry wood that wraps the basement in warmth. The warmth you feel on your feet is not from the wood, but from the subfloor radiant heating under the ceramic tile. Add that to the window and fireplace in the bar, and the door to the patio with the sliding shutters, and the basement becomes an extension of the home that can be used for entertaining year-round without the feel of a traditional basement. The custom Irish-German pub features cherry cabinets, teak countertops, a gas fireplace, wine storage, wine glass racks, a wine cooler and beverage refrigerator, sink, and a dishwasher. The wainscoting around the bar was placed at the perfect height to rest a bottle or wine glass. At the bottom of the stairs is the door to the full bathroom which displays the Irish Claddagh and Trinity Knot. The bathroom is complete with a large tiled shower, saloon doors, a pedestal sink, and a laundry closet. There is a large storage closet underneath the stairs and utilities for the house are located behind doors in the bathroom. All the plumbing, piping and fixtures were replaced during the renovations in 2008, and the windows were replaced in 2015.

The living, entertaining and cooking space extends outdoors on the spacious deck perfect for grilling and dining. Entertaining can continue below the deck on the covered patio which includes a stay-dry system and side weather panels, allowing for enjoyment of the area even if it is raining. These type of thoughtful features make living and entertaining in this home a breeze. Plus, the grassy areas around the home have been professionally landscaped and are maintained by the community. Just sit back and admire nature in this gem of a community. Moorings on the Magothy is a gated community that offers a sandy beach, a pier, magnificent water views, two tennis courts, and maintenance of the common grounds and exterior of the homes. Water and sewage services are covered in the community fee. The community offers social events such as “Wednesdays on the Water” and sunset parties. Ferry Point Marina and The Point Crab House & Grill are located about a half-mile away and Annapolis is less than 10 minutes away.

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