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What’s Up? With Real Estate: Annapolis June 2017

Jun 29, 2017 09:00AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Lisa A. Lewis

A dynamic city, Annapolis boasts luxurious homes, easy access to amenities, and a variety of wonderful communities. In this issue of What’s Up? with Real Estate, we profile two properties located in different, yet equally beautiful, communities that demonstrate why the capital city is such a popular location to buy a home. 

Cape St. Claire

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 2006
Sold For: $1,615,000
Original List Price: $1,875,000
Last Sold/Price: $875,000 (2003)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half
Living Space: 4,500 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .40 acres

Boasting spectacular views up the Magothy River and across the Chesapeake Bay, a private pier, a sandy beach, a swimming pool with water views, multiple decks, a spacious patio overlooking the Bay, and a screened-in porch with water views, this four-level colonial home would delight even the most discerning waterfront homeowner. The property, which was listed on June 13th, 2016, closed on December 16th, 2016.


Designed for modern lifestyles, the stunning home features a great room on the main level that seamlessly blends the gourmet kitchen, dining room, and family room into a flowing living space with ample windows that not only maximize the water views but also offer abundant natural light, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The main level also includes a formal living room, a den, a walk-in pantry/laundry, and an in-law suite with a bedroom, a full bath, and a kitchenette. A relaxing retreat, the master suite is absolutely elegant and features a spacious bedroom with magnificent wrap-around views, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a waterside balcony—the perfect setting for sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while enjoying the views—a large sitting room, and a luxurious spa-like bathroom.

“The sellers had purchased a tear-down home and painstakingly went through the waterfront construction process, including a detached garage and swimming pool,” says Reid Buckley of Mr. Waterfront Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the listing agents for the property. “They maximized every square foot and used top-quality materials; their attention not only to detail but also to maintenance was immediately apparent to the buyer. This is a trifecta waterfront property: big view, a pool, and, of course, a private pier. It is always gratifying when a buyer recognizes and appreciates a seller’s hard work.”
Sources: Charlie and Reid Buckley (listing agents), Mr. Waterfront Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, 410-266-6880,,  Buyer’s agent: Sharon Blaszczak, Long & Foster Real Estate, 410-353-9171,,


Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 2004
Sold For: $610,000
Original List Price: $649,000
Last Sold/Price: $590,000 (2016)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Living Space: 3,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .20 acres

Located in the heart of Annapolis—just minutes from downtown—and offering easy access to a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities, this traditional-style three-level home is absolutely charming. So it’s not surprising that the house went under contract after only 12 days on the market. The property, which was listed on January 31st, 2017, closed on March 23rd, 2017.
Designed for modern lifestyles, the home, which features an open floor plan, includes a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a breakfast area. The dining room is absolutely elegant and offers the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious meal—whether to commemorate a special occasion or simply enjoy the good company of family and friends. A relaxing retreat, the living room features a cozy gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and glass doors that lead to the backyard. The luxurious master suite includes a sitting room, a walk-in closet, double sinks, and a jetted tub. And the finished basement features an outside entrance, a family room, a guest bedroom, a full bath, a large closet, and storage space. In addition, crown molding adds a touch of elegance throughout the main level of the home and in one of the guest bedrooms on the second level.
The exterior features of the home are equally eye-catching and include a charming front porch—perfect for relaxing and welcoming guests—and a fully fenced backyard with a covered patio area or a carport.

“This home was on the market and under contract in just a few days,” says David Orso of the David Orso Group of CENTURY 21 New Millennium, the listing agent for the property. “And that is not even the best part: It took only one showing. Plus, the seller is a member of our military. It is always an honor to help someone achieve their real estate goals, but stories like this one make me especially proud.”
Sources: David Orso (listing agent), The David Orso Group of CENTURY 21 New Millennium, 443-372-7171,, Buyer’s agent: Joseph Norman, Keller Williams Gateway, 443-318-8800,,