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

Jul 25, 2017 03:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Lisa A. Lewis

Prospective homeowners who have their sights set on purchasing a home in Anne Arundel County definitely won’t be disappointed. In this issue of What’s Up? with Real Estate, we profile two properties that demonstrate why so many homeowners are proud to call this wonderful county “home.”

Shadow Point

Edgewater, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1990
  • Sold For: $1,300,000
  • Original List Price: $1,329,000
  • Last Sold/Price: $1,275,000 (2015)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Living Space: 5,246 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 1.09 acres
A quintessential dream home, this stately all-brick four-level colonial home with a beautiful two-story columned portico boasts all the amenities that buyers desire. The property, which was listed on April 5th, 2017, closed on June 15th, 2017.

Exquisite architectural detailing creates an atmosphere of absolute luxury throughout the home’s interior spaces. The main level features a breathtaking three-story foyer with marble tile flooring and a stunning staircase. A foodie’s paradise, the gourmet kitchen includes custom wood and glass front cabinetry, granite countertops, decorative tile backsplash, a large island, and sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard. And the elegant dining room features crown molding, beadboard chair railing, and a chandelier with a ceiling medallion—the perfect setting to enjoy the company of family and friends while savoring a delicious meal.
The luxurious ambiance continues on the upper level in the master suite, which features Palladian windows and wall-to-wall carpeting. Double French doors lead to the full bath ensuite with heated flooring, separate marble vanities, a jetted tub, and a separate glass shower. And the fully finished lower level includes an exercise room with an infrared sauna, a full bath, a wet bar, a recreation room, and a wine storage cooler.

The home also features exterior spaces that offer ample opportunities to spend time outdoors, including a lovely landscaped backyard with wrought iron fencing, a gazebo, a heated in-ground pool, an in-ground hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, a detached three-car garage, and an attached three-car garage.
“My clients had been looking for a home along the East Coast during the past year,” says Scott Schuetter, the buyer’s agent for the property. “After I helped their daughter and son-in-law settle into Annapolis, their focus shifted here as well. This home had everything they were seeking. I don’t think the husband even saw the house on the first visit since he sprinted to the six-car garage. The wife smiled as she looked at the beautiful flat yard with pool, hot tub, and gazebo. She whispered in my ear, ‘This is the grandkid magnet.’ They are excited to enjoy their retirement surrounded by family, fun, and everything Annapolis.”
Sources: Jeff Ross (listing agent), RE/MAX One, 301-538-5624 (cell), Buyer’s agent: Scott Schuetter, Century 21 New Millennium, 410-900-7668 (cell),

Murray Hill

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

  • Primary Structure Built: 1930
  • Sold For: $826,000
  • Original List Price: $824,900
  • Last Sold/Price: $495,000 (2001)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Living Space: 2,167 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: .16 acres
With a welcoming brick walkway leading to the front door, which is surrounded by ivy, a beautiful painted brick and cedar siding exterior, and lovely landscaping, this three-level Tudor-style home is absolutely charming—like an enchanting cottage taken from the pages of a fairy tale. The property, which was listed on January 27th, 2017, closed on April 7th, 2017.

​The curb appeal is definitely impressive, so it’s not surprising that the home’s interior spaces are equally beautiful. The kitchen features white cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, a custom banquette for seating, recessed lighting, and ceramic tile flooring. Designed for style and comfort, the living room includes a cozy wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors. And a lovely deck off the master suite overlooks the highly-coveted community of Murray Hill—offering the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the views. In addition, exquisite detailing, including crown molding and custom built-ins, add a touch of flair throughout the home’s interior spaces, and ample windows provide abundant natural light, creating a warm, cheerful atmosphere.
And, of course, this fairy tale dream home simply wouldn’t be complete without eye-catching exterior features, such as a brick patio, a screened-in porch with a beadboard ceiling and built-in speakers, a lovely perennial garden, and a fenced backyard. The property also includes a detached garage with a ceiling storage system.

“This home has always been one of my absolute favorites in Murray Hill,” says Liz Dooner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the listing agent for the property. “My husband and I would take evening walks in the neighborhood, and I would regularly comment on its charming character. I was so pleased when I had the opportunity to work with the sellers. They had already moved to Virginia, so we worked together to get the home market ready. Marketing a home is truly a team effort, and we have an amazing team. We had multiple offers, and the home sold quickly.” 
Sources: Liz Dooner (listing agent), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-725-8973, Buyer’s agent: Ryan Turner, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 443-223-0743 (direct),