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What’s Up? With Real Estate October 2016

Oct 07, 2016 09:00AM ● By Lisa Lewis
By Lisa A. Lewis

Thanks to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, Anne Arundel County and many of those on the Eastern Shore provide ideal locations to buy a waterfront home. But, although waterfront properties are highly coveted by buyers, no matter where prospective homeowners choose to live in this wonderful region, they’re sure to find a home that truly delights them. In this issue of What’s Up? with Real Estate, we profile properties that are quintessential dream homes.

The Meadows

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1979
  • Sold For: $760,000
  • Original List Price: $775,000
  • Last Sold/Price: $705,000 (2004)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 4,916 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 1.35 acres
Located in the highly sought-after community of The Meadows, this exquisite three-level Colonial is the ultimate dream home—giving true meaning to the expression “home sweet home.” The house, which is situated in a beautiful woodland setting with mature shade trees, is truly a peaceful retreat. The property, which was listed on April 7th, 2016, closed on June 29th, 2016.

Beautifully designed living spaces blend modern and traditional styles—creating an atmosphere that includes both formal and casual elements. The gourmet kitchen features custom painted cabinetry, a center cooktop island/dining bar, and a casual dining area. A relaxing escape, the awe-inspiring glass-encased sunroom brings the beauty of nature indoors and includes a hanging indoor rope swing. The stadium-like lower level includes a game/billiard room and home theater area—perfect for entertaining. The elegant master bedroom features a sitting area and en suite retro-tiled bath that includes a mirrored vanity, a spa soaking tub, and an enclosed shower.
Exquisite detailing, including hardwood floors, millwork, and moldings, add a touch of elegance. Shuttered French windows offer stunning views of the beautifully landscaped property, which includes lovely garden beds and lush lawns. And the rear paver grilling patio with a fire pit is the perfect setting for hosting cookouts or simply relaxing under the stars.

In addition, the home’s ideal location in Annapolis offers easy access to a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences as well as opportunities to enjoy one of the city’s most popular recreational activities: boating.

“[This] amazing corner lot location provides the best of what the sought-after community of The Meadows has to offer: [a] to die for sunroom with a swing and [a] master bath and hall bath renovated with flair and high-end fixtures,” says Scott Schuetter of Century 21 New Millennium, the listing agent for the property.

Sources: Scott Schuetter (listing agent), Century 21 New Millennium, 410-900-7668,,  Buyer’s agent: Amy Stusek, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-353-6797,

Cove Creek Club

Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County


  • Primary Structure Built: 1981
  • Sold For: $1,750,000
  • Original List Price: $1,850,000
  • Last Sold/Price: $1,789,500 (2012)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 3 half
  • Living Space: 4,500 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .83 acres

Offering an amazing waterfront lifestyle on the Eastern Bay, this stunning two-level French Provincial home is an absolute gem. With its well-appointed living spaces, opulent features, and magnificent views of the water, it’s truly beyond compare—an exquisite home unmatched in its grandeur. (This extraordinary house even has an elevator.) The property, which was listed on February 22nd, 2016, closed on May 13th, 2016.
The main level of the home features a chef’s kitchen with custom teak cabinetry, a double oven, and a six-burner cooktop with a custom range hood. With its 16-foot sliding doors, stacked stone wall feature, beautiful hardwood floors, and wood-burning fireplace, the living room offers a luxurious place to relax. The main level also includes a sunroom, an office, a media/TV area, and a bedroom.

The second level features an elegant master bedroom suite with a private veranda, a walk-in closet, custom built-ins with a television and a refrigerator, a gas fireplace with a stacked stone wall feature, hardwood floors, and a custom vaulted ceiling with up-lighting. With its lavish features, including marble custom sinks, a jetted tub, a steam shower, five rain jets, custom shower stone and tile detailing, and a vaulted ceiling, the master bath is a peaceful retreat. The second level also includes two additional bedrooms.
The exterior features of the property, including a private pier, a salt water pool with a stone patio, an enchanting pergola, a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, and lovely landscaping, create an atmosphere of absolute luxury—offering an upscale, relaxing lifestyle that all waterfront homeowners desire.

“[This home is an] absolute knockout with many incredible details and custom features, including stone walls, a salt water pool, and great water views,” says DeeDee McCracken of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the listing and selling agent for the property. “[It’s] truly one of the most top-of-the-line homes I’ve ever sold!”

Source: DeeDee McCracken (listing and selling agent), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410- 739-7571 (cell), 410-224-2200 (office),,

Oxford Landing

Oxford, Talbot County


  • Primary Structure Built: 1993
  • Sold For: $755,000
  • Original List Price: $749,500
  • Last Sold/Price: $400,000 (1993)
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Living Space: 3,401 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .24 acres

Situated in a beautiful, peaceful setting, this two-level Nantucket-style home is the perfect waterfront retreat. Its weathered gray cedar shingles and white trim give the home a sense of character and charm, while its deck, which overlooks Town Creek, offers magnificent views of the water. The property was listed on March 4, 2016, and closed on June 10, 2016.

The spacious home features an open floor plan with ample living spaces, including the living room, the kitchen, a separate dining room, and a half bath, on the main level. The sleeping areas are located on the second level and include the master bedroom and the master bath as well as three additional bedrooms—one of which can serve as an office—and two additional bathrooms.
The home’s exterior features greatly enhance the property and include an attached one-car garage, a detached one-car garage/shop/studio, and extensive hardscaping. And, of course, this beautiful waterfront home wouldn’t be complete without water features, including a private pier—perfect for boating enthusiasts or for homeowners who simply enjoy the waterfront lifestyle and want to relax and take in the beautiful water views. In addition, the sale included a deeded slip.

“This beautiful Nantucket-style home offers everything that a buyer seeks when choosing a waterfront home, including a garage, a deck, and a deep-water boat slip, along with the added bonus of a studio or shop building,” says Ray Stevens of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “The home is bright, and the light is fantastic—perfect for an artist or anyone who enjoys the beauty of the yard, garden, and the water beyond. The flow throughout the house is perfect for entertaining. The home was meticulously maintained, and the buyers fell in love with it instantly.”

Sources: Ray Stevens (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-226-0111 (office), 410-310-6060 (cell),,  Buyer’s agent: Richard Budden, Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate (Chestertown), 410-778-0561, (office) 443-480-1181 (cell),