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What’s Up? with Real Estate: Anne Arundel County September 2016

Sep 13, 2016 09:00AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Lisa A. Lewis

Perhaps one of the reasons why Anne Arundel County is such an ideal location to buy a home is because the options are endless. Homeowners can choose to live in the heart of Annapolis or one of the many neighboring communities. In this issue of What’s Up? with Annapolis Real Estate, we profile two properties that meet all of our expectations.

Point Field Landing

Millersville, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1972
Sold For: $1,150,000
Original List Price: $1,150,000
Last Sold/Price: $547,500 (2013)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Living Space: 2,964 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .40 acres

This three-level colonial home may be more than 40 years old, but thanks to a complete renovation, it looks brand new. High-end, custom upgrades brought the house back to life, resulting in an amazing transformation. In fact, virtually everything is new. The property, which was listed on March 7th, 2016, was on the market for two days and closed on April 14th, 2016.

“[This home] represents the transformation and renaissance occurring in our area,” says David Orso of CENTURY 21 New Millennium, the listing agent for the property. “The owners purchased the home, which needed a full rehab, in the prestigious neighborhood of Point Field Landing. They spent a full year renovating it. Unexpectedly, a job change required relocation to Florida, and they were forced to sell their home. We were able to get full asking price in the first week, which was the highest sale ever for a non-waterfront in this community in less than one week. Buyers want updated homes in established communities.”

Even simple home improvements, such as applying a fresh coat of paint, can make a difference. So it’s no surprise that a complete renovation—literally from the roof to the basement—has a dramatic impact. An assessment of some of the additions and improvements made to the home demonstrate why the renovation was such a success.
To give the home a more modern appearance, a sunroom was added, and the kitchen and bathrooms were renovated. The interior was professionally painted, and custom moldings and built-ins were added. In addition, the flooring, windows, and appliances, as well as the lighting, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC were replaced. A Smart Home automation system that includes media, security, climate control, and lighting was also installed.

The exterior of the property was updated by replacing the roof, gutters, siding, and garage doors and by enhancing the landscaping and hardscaping. A hot tub was also added to the outdoor patio, which includes a natural gas fire pit and a kitchen with a natural gas grill.
Sources: David Orso (listing agent), CENTURY 21 New Millennium, 443-691-0838,, Selling Buyer agent: Carol Fasick-Joyce, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, 301-967-3344,

An Annapolis Contemporary


Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1977
Sold For: $1,900,000
Original List Price: $1,995,000
Last Sold/Price: $2,200,000 (2003)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Living Space: 3,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 3.59 acres

Boasting spectacular views of the South River, this exquisite two-level home with 1,000 feet of water frontage—on both the South River and on Crab Creek—a deep-water pier, private beach, and waterside pool, is an absolute delight for a waterfront homeowner. The best of both worlds, the home is located minutes from historic Annapolis, but the idyllic setting offers the comforts of living in the country. The property, which was listed on February 11th, 2016, closed on May 6th, 2016.

The open floor plan features an elegant foyer and a luxurious living room with a fireplace and an awe-inspiring wall of glass that faces the South River—perfect for maximizing views of the water. The updated kitchen, which leads into the dining area and out to the waterside deck, includes beautiful cherry cabinets and granite countertops. Offering stunning water views, the main level master suite features a remodeled bathroom with a dual sink vanity and a spacious walk-in closet. Vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors add a touch of flair throughout the main level. 
The lower, walk-out level, which leads to the greenhouse and lovely landscaped yard, includes a cozy family room with a fireplace, a kitchenette, two bedrooms, and a full bath. In addition, the waterside pool offers ample deck space for entertaining.

“At over 3.5 acres and 1,000 feet of water frontage, [this home] is a rare find,” says Brad Kappel of “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., the listing agent for the property. “[It offers] an extremely private setting with spectacular western-facing water views across the mouth of Crab Creek and the South River, plus a waterside pool, deep-water dock, and private beach. This property checked all the boxes.”
Sources: Brad Kappel (listing agent), “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880 (office),  Buyer’s agent: Joe Bray, “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880 (office),