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Hermitage | Anne Arundel County

May 01, 2018 12:00PM


Gambrills, Anne Arundel County

Primary Structure Built: 1977

Sold For: $713,000

Original List Price: $724,900

Last Sold/Price: $385,000 (2001)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 half

Living Space: 4,704 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 2.00 acres

Realtors show so many beautiful houses to prospective homeowners, so it’s not surprising that they may fall in love with one of the homes and want to buy it for themselves. And this is exactly what happened to Heather Cox of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. When she hosted an open house for this three-level brick colonial home, she knew that it was perfect for her family. The property, which was listed on July 13, 2017, closed on September 29, 2017.

“I was hosting an open house on a gorgeous summer day,” says Cox, the current owner and buyer’s agent for the property. “My family and I weren’t planning to move. But as I stood on the back porch, looking out over the pool and large, private yard, I couldn’t help but think that this might be the house for us. The old saying ‘location, location, location’ kept running through my head. There were definitely some renovations I wanted to do inside the home, but my kids would not have to change schools. And we would have the big yard we had always wanted. So I called my husband. He and our kids were the last ones to come through the open house that day, and we wrote a contract that night.”

The beautiful home features cheerful living spaces adorned with exquisite architectural detailing, including hardwood floors and crown and chair rail molding, which add a touch of absolute elegance. A relaxing retreat, the family room with a cozy fireplace offers the perfect setting to gather with family and friends. The updated kitchen features rich wood cabinetry, granite countertops, recessed lighting, and access to the covered back porch that overlooks the custom pool. And the recreation room, which includes a fireplace, a bar, and an elegant spiral staircase, is a beautifully designed space that is absolutely perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing.

“The sellers are close family friends, and my husband and I have known them forever,” says Melissa Murray of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the listing agent for the property. “The house was only on the market for 13 days. As soon as Heather hosted the first open house, she started talking to the owners about submitting an offer. It was important to them that the new owners loved the home as much as they did, and they were very excited when they heard all of the plans Heather and her husband had for the home.”

Sources: Melissa Murray (listing agent), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 443-995-2626,, Buyer’s agent: Heather Cox, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-591-9052 (cell),,