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What's Up? With Real Estate: Anne Arundel County August 2016

Aug 16, 2016 01:35PM ● Published by Lisa Lewis

By Lisa A. Lewis

Buying a home is a major investment, and savvy homeowners realize that they aren’t just buying a place to live; they’re also buying a lifestyle. Some homeowners prefer the hustle and bustle of big cities, while others seek the slower pace of small communities. In this issue of What’s Up? with Annapolis Real Estate, we profile two Anne Arundel County homes that offer different lifestyles but are the perfect fit for the right buyer.

A Downtown Annapolis Colonial

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1925
  • Sold For: $1,500,000
  • Original List Price: $1,600,000
  • Last Sold/Price: $535,000 (2001)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 2,704 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .11 acres
Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis—just two blocks from the Annapolis Yacht Club and the marina and minutes from the City Dock—this three-level home combines elegant architectural detailing and upscale amenities with the charm of a luxurious Annapolitan waterside lifestyle. Boasting stunning year-round views of the water, the property, which was listed on January 18th, 2016, closed on June 29th, 2016.

The beautifully remodeled home embodies the true spirit of downtown Annapolis. With its open floor plan, hardwood floors, high ceilings, beautiful trim and finishing details, stainless steel appliances, decorative designer cabinets, and granite countertops, the chef’s eat-in kitchen is the epitome of luxury. The historic living room, which has been completely upgraded, still nods to the past with its cozy fireplace, nearby foyer, and open staircase finished with moldings and exquisite architectural panel-mold wainscoting.
The home’s upper levels are equally luxurious. The spacious master suite includes a walk-in closet, a sitting room, and a private deck—offering stunning views of the water—and a master bath. On the second floor, two additional bedrooms share a full bath with separate vanity and shower spaces. The private third-level en suite features spacious closets, a cozy sitting area, and a full bath with spectacular water views over the marina from the spa-like soaking tub.

Exterior features include two spacious rear decks (upper and lower), which maximize views of the water and create the perfect setting for entertaining guests, and a charming covered front porch.

“This is a beautiful property with old charm yet all the modern amenities and updates,” says Creig Northrop of Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “It’s perfect for the lifestyle that goes along with downtown Annapolis.”

Source: Creig Northrop (listing agent), Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, 410-295-6579 (office), 443-250-0348 (cell), cnorthrop@northropteam.com, www.northropteam.com.


A Glen Oban Contemporary

Arnold, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1978
  • Sold For: $1,150,000
  • Original List Price: $1,200,000
  • Last Sold/Price: No previous sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 4,785 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 1.49 acres
A waterfront homeowner’s idea of paradise, this three-level home with 347 feet of waterfront and a private pier is the perfect retreat. Located just off the Severn River on a cul-de-sac in Glen Oban, water is definitely the highlight of the home. In fact, the layout couldn’t be more ideal: All of the rooms are oriented towards the water—offering views of the pool as well as Asquith Creek and the Severn River. The property, which was listed on June 13th, 2013, closed on April 7th, 2016.

The main level of this cedar and stone home features a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and sliding doors that lead to the waterside deck. The spacious, luxurious kitchen is large enough to include not only a table but also a couch, creating a warm atmosphere for relaxing while entertaining guests or sitting and chatting with family and friends while preparing a delicious meal. Both the kitchen and the separate dining room offer access to the deck.
The second level features the master bedroom suite, which includes a fireplace and waterside deck, as well as three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a library. The walk-out, lower level includes a fifth bedroom, a full bath, and a cozy family room with a fireplace.

This beautiful waterfront property also offers easy access to amenities in Glen Oban, such as tennis courts, a community pool, a playground, and a marina.

“This property offered the complete waterfront package: spectacular 1.5-acre private lot in Glen Oban with panoramic views of the Severn River, deep-water pier, waterside pool, [close proximity to the] Severna Park School District, and over 4,700 square feet of living space,” says Brad Kappel of “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., the listing agent for the property. “At $1,150,000, this is by far one of the best values on the Severn River.” 

Sources: Brad Kappel (listing agent), “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880 (office), team@waterfronthomes.org, www.waterfronthomes.org. Buyer’s agent: Joe Bray, “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880 (office), joe@waterfronthomes.org, www.waterfronthomes.org
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