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What's Up? With Annapolis Real Estate December 2017

Dec 12, 2017 02:05PM
By Lisa A. Lewis

A dynamic city, Annapolis boasts beautiful homes, amazing amenities, and a wonderful lifestyle. So it’s not surprising that many prospective homeowners set their sights on the capital city. In this column of What’s Up? with Real Estate, we profile two luxurious waterfront properties that showcase Annapolis’ highly-coveted communities.

Sherwood Forest

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1996
Sold For: $1,625,000
Original List Price: $1,750,000
Last Sold/Price: $1,499,000 (2005)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Living Space: 3,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: .23 acres

Situated in a peaceful, secluded setting on the Severn River, this three-level Arts & Crafts-style home is truly a private oasis like no other. In fact, privacy was definitely a major selling point since the lot is quite isolated. The property, which was listed on November 18th, 2016, closed on July 31st, 2017.

The stunning home, which features an open floor plan, includes a beautiful kitchen with ample white cabinetry, granite countertops, high-end stainless-steel appliances, and ceramic tile flooring. A relaxing retreat, the stylish family room features walls of beautifully-designed windows that offer spectacular water views, gleaming hardwood floors, and recessed lighting. With a wall of windows, hardwood floors, built-ins, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace, the living room is also a comfortable, peaceful haven.
The elegant master bedroom includes hardwood floors and a charming sitting room with ample windows—the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the views. And the master bath, which features a double sink vanity, a jetted soaking tub, a separate glass shower, and heated flooring, is absolutely luxurious. The property also includes an elegant dining room, a spacious recreation room with ceramic tile flooring, a deck situated in a peaceful woodland setting—ideal for entertaining family and friends or simply relaxing and enjoying the beauty of nature—and a private mooring—an absolute delight for boating enthusiasts.

“This is the only waterfront home in Sherwood Forest with no visible neighbors to the left or right of the home,” says Joe Wallman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the listing agent for the property. “The rear of the property is equally private and offers a very unique feature: a tranquil ‘bog’ that is fed from the surrounding mountains, creating a natural creek that’s unrivaled.”

Sources: Joe Wallman (listing agent), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-253-9267 or 410-224-2200, Buyer’s agent: Brian Wood, Champion Realty, 410-279-2474 (cell), 410-224-0600 (office),,

Wild Rose Shores

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County


Primary Structure Built: 1985
Sold For: $1,540,000
Original List Price: $1,600,000
Last Sold/Price: No previous sale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Living Space: 3,467 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 2.17 acres

Located on Little Aberdeen Creek in an idyllic setting with more than 128 feet of waterfrontage, tranquil water views, and a private pier, this two-level ranch-style home with an attractive brick exterior design and a circular driveway with a lovely fountain is absolutely charming. Indeed, it’s truly the quintessential waterfront dream home. The property, which was listed on May 3rd, 2017, closed on July 24th, 2017.
The beautiful home, which features an open floor plan, seamlessly blends the kitchen and living spaces—ideal for modern lifestyles—and also offers the convenience of one-level living. Designed for style and comfort, the family room features a wall of windows—perfect for enjoying the water views—a cozy wood-burning fireplace, and hardwood floors. The elegant kitchen includes ample cabinetry, an island, a breakfast area, and recessed lighting. Exquisite in every detail, the lovely master bedroom, which also offers water views, features a walk-in closet, a wood-burning fireplace, crown molding, and hardwood floors. The home also includes a separate dining room with beautiful moldings and an elegant chandelier, a spacious unfinished basement, which is appropriate for a variety of uses, a butler’s pantry, a beautiful waterside pool, and a two-car garage.

“This home was custom built for the homeowner and his wife who meticulously cared for it,” says Liz Dooner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the listing agent for the property. “I love the serene views from the open and expansive kitchen and living space. The home is very private, and you feel as if you are in your own oasis. Plus, it’s located just five minutes from downtown Annapolis. I really loved being part of a very special property sale, and it was a pleasure to work with the family on this transaction.” 

Sources: Liz Dooner (listing agent), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-725-8973,, Buyer’s agent: Kyle Antel, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 443-454-2223,,