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What’s Up? With Real Estate: Anne Arundel County July 2016

Jul 12, 2016 03:32PM ● By Lisa Lewis
By Lisa A. Lewis

Since Anne Arundel County offers easy access to the water, homeowners who want to live near the water have no shortage of options. Indeed, with more than 534 miles of shoreline, Anne Arundel County is an ideal location to buy a home. In this issue of What’s Up? with Annapolis Real Estate, we profile two water-privileged homes that offer a luxurious, relaxing lifestyle.

Stunning Waterfront Home

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1968
Sold For: $850,000
Last Sold/Price: $596,000 (2015)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Living Space: 2,700 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .45 acres

Located on highly-desired Lake Ogleton, this beautiful two-level craftsman-style home is the perfect waterfront retreat. The property, which was listed on October 9th, 2015, was only on the market for a little more than a month and closed on November 19th, 2015.

To give the nearly 50-year-old home a contemporary and stylish appearance, it was fully renovated and includes a modern, open floor plan. Dual 10-foot sliding glass doors offer spectacular views of Lake Ogleton. A food aficionado’s dream, the gourmet chef’s kitchen features a six-burner gas stove, quartz countertops, and a water view window at the sink. The luxurious master suite consists of a walk-in closet with custom shelving and a unique wet area concept en suite. The fully finished lower level includes an indoor sauna and an additional bedroom.

The exterior elements of the home, including new flagstone landscaping in the front and back of the property, hardiplank siding, and a new roof, are equally appealing. The home also includes a deck and patio that overlook the water’s edge, a private dock with two slips, and an attached garage.
Fully renovating the home and including new upscale features accentuated its overall look and feel—adding a touch of modern elegance and offering a comfortable, relaxing lifestyle in a gorgeous waterfront setting.

“This home offered the buyers a nearly brand new home with incredible amenities, including a community marina with deep-water slips, in a well-established neighborhood,” says Milissa Alonso of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, the listing agent for the home.

Sources: Milissa Alonso (listing agent), Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, 410-266-0600 (office), 301-672-3687 (cell),, Buyer’s agent: Joe Wallman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, 410-266-0600 (office),410-253-9267 (cell),,


Charming Cape Cod-Style Home

Severna Park, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1952
Sold For: $600,000
Last Sold/Price: $650,000 (2008)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Living Space: 2,157 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .38 acres

Designed by Royal Barry Wills, the esteemed Boston architect who is known as the “grandfather of the Cape Cod,” this elegant three-level home remains true to Cape Cod architecture, offering charm and luxurious amenities. The property, which was listed on September 23rd, 2015, sold on March 18th, 2016.

The beautifully designed master suite features a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, walk-in closet, double shower, and two-person tub. With its granite counters, stainless steel appliances, farm sink, and side-by-side full refrigerator and full freezer, the large, open kitchen is the perfect setting to create all manner of culinary delights. The home also includes exquisite features, such as hardwood floors, crown molding, and custom carpentry, including historic chair rail, fretwork, storage nooks, a Dutch door, and antique lockers, as well as custom antique sinks. Exterior elements of the property include two driveways, outdoor patio space, and a storage shed in the fenced-in backyard.
In addition to its amenities, the home’s ideal location in Olde Severna Park offers close proximity to a variety of shopping and dining experiences and easy access to exciting recreational activities, including the beach on Sullivan’s Cove, which is part of the Severn River. The marina provides moorings, pier slips, a boat launch ramp, and convenient kayak/dinghy storage—perfect for boating enthusiasts. A roped-in swimming area includes a diving board and a floating dock. In addition, the nearby B&A Trail offers an amazing opportunity to spend some quality time in the great outdoors.

“This home offers an awesome location, tons of character, and is within walking distance to downtown Severna Park,” says David Orso of CENTURY 21 New Millennium, the listing agent for the home. “It’s truly a gem.”

Sources: David Orso (listing agent), CENTURY 21 New Millennium, 443-691-0838,, Buyer’s agent: Mike Murray, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-919-2517 (direct), 240-508-7246 (cell),,