What’s Up? with Real Estate November 2016
Nov 17, 2016 09:00AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
It’s no surprise that many prospective homeowners want to buy a home in the highly sought-after city of Annapolis. However, it’s important not to overlook the other wonderful cities in Anne Arundel County and even across the Bay Bridge. This month, we profile properties that are located in nearby communities.
A Stevensville Nantucket
Stevensville, Queen Anne’s CountyPrimary Structure Built: 1987
Sold For: $3,450,000
Original List Price: $3,499,500
Last Sold/Price: $3,540,000 (2002)
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half
Living Space: 10,901 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 15.4 acres
Boasting magnificent views of the Eastern Bay, this three-level Nantucket-style home offers luxurious amenities and an amazing, upscale waterfront lifestyle. With its formal and informal living spaces and opulent features—including an indoor fountain, a curving staircase, and an elevator—this house is the quintessential dream home. The property, which was listed on March 15th, 2016, closed on May 26th, 2016.
“This is a very large house, but you don’t feel lost in it,” says Carolina Barksdale of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “It has a large, open floor plan with great flow, a lot of natural light, and views of the Eastern Bay, as well as park-like grounds and a large pond. One of the unique features of the home is that it has three large master suites, a very well-appointed junior suite, and two additional bedrooms. The original part of the house was built in 1987, but only inside can you catch a glimpse of the old house. A very large addition, built in early 2000, included a complete redesign of the rooms and elevation of the old structure with additional space added to some of the rooms.”
Located at the end of a long tree-lined driveway, the home features a gourmet kitchen with a large island and a breakfast bar, a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, a library with built-in shelving, and a sitting room with a waterside balcony.
The exterior features of the property are equally luxurious and include four waterside balconies, a fountain, a gazebo, an enchanting pergola, a waterside pool with a large deck, a screened-in pool house with a full bath and a fireplace, a spa, a dock with boat and jet ski lifts, a beach, and a partially fenced barn with five stalls.
Sources: Carolina Barksdale (listing agent), Benson & Mangold Real Estate, 410-745-0417 (office), 443-786-0348 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org, talbotrealestate.com. Buyer’s agent: Janet Boldyga, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, 410-266-0600 (office), 410-571-1360 (cell), email@example.com, janetboldyga.penfedrealty.com, penfedrealty.com.
Whitemarsh Creek Waterfront
Edgewater, Anne Arundel CountyPrimary Structure Built: 1978
Sold For: $860,000
Original List Price: $849,000
Last Sold/Price: $635,000 (2003)
Living Space: 1,296 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .54 acres
Located on protected Whitemarsh Creek, this two-level contemporary-style home is a veritable paradise for waterfront homeowners and an absolute delight for boating enthusiasts. Recently rebuilt, the home includes a boathouse with an 8,000-pound boat lift and a pier with a 1,500-pound boat lift. (The existing boathouse structure was grandfathered since no new boathouse permits are being issued in Anne Arundel County.) The property, which was listed on March 24th, 2016, closed on June 20th, 2016.
With its exquisite detailing—including a spectacular vaulted tongue-and-groove beamed ceiling and hardwood floors throughout the main level—elegant living spaces, and stunning water views, this beautifully remodeled home is the epitome of luxury. The design of the great room is ideal for maximizing views, and the large skylight provides abundant natural light. A relaxing escape, the waterside deck boasts breathtaking views from the screened-in porch.
The luxurious gourmet kitchen features granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A peaceful retreat, the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and offers direct access to the master bathroom, which includes lovely Mediterranean tiles and onyx in the shower that are beautifully offset by the marble flooring and the rich cherry vanity. The home also includes a second bedroom with water views on the main level.
The home’s finished, walk-out lower level features a bedroom with stunning water views, a family room—which leads out to the paver patio—a full bath, a laundry room, a storage room, and a wine cellar.
“This home combines an open floor plan with a pier complex that could not be replicated with today’s Critical Area rules,” says Brad Kappel of “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., the listing agent for the property. “[It’s] a paradise for someone interested in living and playing on the water.”
Source: The “Mr. Waterfront Team” of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc., 410-266-6880 (office), firstname.lastname@example.org, waterfronthomes.org.
Odenton, Anne Arundel CountyPrimary Structure Built: 2006
Sold For: $647,500
Original List Price: $649,999
Last Sold/Price: $775,000 (2007)
Living Space: 3,840 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .25 acres
The amenities in this show-quality home were enough to land a contract within nearly $2,000 of the asking price. “[It’s a] hard-to-find, a model-condition home in desired Chapel Grove,” according to agent Deborah Carta. This Garrett-model features a builder’s gourmet kitchen with a unique island, 42-inch cabinetry, premium granite, and stainless steel. Two beautiful staircases lead to the spacious upstairs, where French doors open to a lavish master bedroom and bath with jet whirlpool and built-in cabinetry. The fenced yard includes a lovely brick patio and irrigation system.
Source: Deborah Carta, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, 301-503-6076 (cell), email@example.com, penfedrealty.com
A St. Michaels Colonial
St. Michaels, Talbot CountyPrimary Structure Built: 1890
Sold For: $550,000
Original List Price: $579,900
Last Sold/Price: $480,000 (2004)
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Living Space: 2,061 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .17 acres
This two-level Colonial home combines old world charm with modern amenities. The great flow between rooms creates a comfortable atmosphere, while the living spaces and exquisite detailing add a touch of flair. The property, which was listed on March 11th, 2016, closed on June 14th, 2016.
“Originally built in 1890, this in-town St. Michaels home was expanded with several additions throughout the years,” says Carolina Barksdale of Benson & Mangold Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. “Its front elevation leads you to believe that it’s a traditional Colonial from that era with a number of smaller rooms, fairly low ceilings, and lack of storage space. The interior of the house, however, is a real surprise. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, skylights, an open floor plan, and a modern kitchen with a large laundry room make it competitive with modern homes. The property also offered a very desirable and rare garage and three additional off-street parking spaces.”
With its tile flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, double wall ovens, and exposed beams, the kitchen is absolutely luxurious. The living room features a gas fireplace, plantation shutters, hardwood floors, and a built-in bookcase. A relaxing retreat, the family room offers access to the screened-in porch and includes hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling, a built-in glass cabinet, and exposed wood beams. On the second level, the master bedroom features hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, two additional closets, and a master bath with marble flooring, a double sink, and a custom shower. Exterior features include a brick patio and a pergola with a hot tub.
“This home was perfectly restored and updated and extremely well-maintained (the most perfect home inspection ever), which shows that today’s buyers are looking for homes in move-in ready condition that don’t require any work,” says Barksdale.