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What’s Up? With Real Estate May 2016

May 31, 2016 11:13AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Drew Haste

This month we feature two brick-faced homes, for which their value is measured in their amenities. What they lack in water frontage, they make up for in square footage and much more.


Severna Park, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1995
  • Sold For: $1,150,000
  • Original List Price: $1,300,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Living Space: 6,944 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .91 Acre

This brick-faced gem in the heart of the Severna Park community of Harlequin offers everything one would want in a house, and more. At just under 7,000 square feet, this home is palatial in its structure.

This home features a large, open kitchen with Corian countertops and a breakfast bar. The large bay window and the windows throughout the kitchen bring in lots of natural light to brighten the space. There is also a small eating area for casual family dinners, when the dining room is too much.

Off of the kitchen is a beautiful sunroom that leads right out to the back patio. The back patio features a large deck with a Jacuzzi, as well as a large, lower bricked patio. The brick patio leads out to the beautifully landscaped and gated yard.

A key selling point for this home is the large but intimate family room. With a high, vaulted ceiling and large windows to flood the room with natural light, this family room is the opposite of stuffy. However, the wood fireplace, and its connections to the rest of the house give it an intimate feel in that the whole family can enjoy this room at once.

The master bedroom in this home is large and elegant. It features a sizable sitting area where one can be surrounded by windows in their favorite chair. The master bathroom features a vanity on either side for each spouse, as well as a large soaking tub overlooking the yard and a beautiful tile shower.

Not to be forgotten is the massive 3,000-square-foot finished basement. This basement has a large wet bar with Corian countertops, built-in floor to ceiling bookcases, and the ideal central entertainment system with surround sound throughout the home. In addition, there is also an In Law/ AuPair suite with a sitting area and kitchenette.

Source: Christy Bishop (Listing Agent), Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway, 443-994-3405, 


Historic District

Easton, Talbot County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1794
  • Sold For: $1,100,000
  • Original List Price: $1,195,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Living Space: 5,918 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .41 Acre

Located in the Historic District of the quaint but bustling town of Easton, this home remains true to its roots. A classic colonial cloaked in brick, this well-preserved circa 1794 home is as large as it is beautiful. At just under 6,000 square feet, Foxley Hall offers everything you could ask for in a home.

Foxley Hall features an elegant grand entrance with many traditional architectural features such as the wainscoting and crown moldings present throughout the foyer. Many different sitting rooms branch off from this one grand entrance and lead into the large kitchen.

The kitchen in this home is recently updated with beautiful marble countertops and a small breakfast room. The kitchen also features a renovated butler’s pantry with marble countertops. In addition to the breakfast room off of the kitchen, there is also a formal dining room as a more proper setting for official dinners.

The master bedroom of this home is both spacious and intimate. The high ceilings allow the space to breathe while the bedroom itself is a cozy size. The master features a large sitting room off to the side and two of the home’s many classic fireplaces in addition to a large exterior porch. The master bathroom is right off of the master bedroom and offers everything one could ask for.
The master bathroom of this home is a main selling point. The bathroom has been completely renovated and updated to modern standards. With a large soaking tub and a seamless, walk-in shower, this bathroom offers the best of both worlds. The beautiful marble countertops on the double vanity sink are a great addition to this modern bathroom in a historic home.

An incredible feature of this home is that almost every room has a fireplace due to the fact that it was built in the late 1700s. This adds a rustic charm to each room and an air of history, in that these fireplaces have been used to warm this very home for centuries.

Source: Janet Larson (Listing Agent), Associate Broker, Benson and Mangold, 410-310-1797,