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Cliffside Manor a Personalized Paradise

Let’s face it: our region has its fair share of beautiful homes, courtesy of the elements available, including great waterfronts, lush green settings, or charming architecture and features. But every now and again, you encounter a home that’s a veritable trifecta, with characteristics that speak to the very uniqueness that is Annapolis. This is that home.

Unfazed

Landscapers Can Help Homeowners Realize Their Visions a Step at a Time.

If These Walls Could Talk

There are older houses than 104 Quail Run Drive. Some retain the footprint they’ve had for centuries and others are still occupied by descendants of storied original owners. There are newer homes, too, not far away from this Centreville property, where residents enjoy the same access to small-town charm, river-based recreation and, via U.S. Route 301, western shore jobs.

Handsell - A Place Remembered

Midge Ingersoll, board member of the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance in Dorchester County and an artist specializing in architectural rendering, has found her passion in a crumbling mansion called Handsell. Standing stark and alone in the middle of a 1,400-acre farm near Vienna. Handsell has been empty for more than 70 years. But the past, which includes the spirits of Native Americans, European Americans, and African-Americans, still haunt this mysterious place.

Old Hat Turns into Nouveau Decor

Repurposing gives new life to aged furniture, decorations, and materials. The woman entered the shop with three planks of unfinished wood pulled from the remains of an old barn. She wanted to render the wood into a piece of furniture, so she sought the expertise of professional restorers.

At Home in Heaven

A Family Relocates to Kent Island and Builds Their Dream “If you build it, they will come.” The baseball-movie mantra doesn’t always play out on the Eastern Shore, where often-absent owners leave large, waterfront homes vacant, pricey boats in dry dock, and lawns untouched except for the occasional sweep of a landscaper’s mower.

What’s Up with Real Estate

With our proximity to government, maritime, educational and industrial hubs, Annapolis is a favorite city for relocating families. But who says transferring to a new city has to be a nightmare? In this issue of what’s up? with real estate, we profile two homes that happened to be “relo” dreams for their new owners.

Max Power

HOME ENERGY AUDITS AND RETROFITS CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR PROPERTY’S EFFICIENCY

Colonial Elegance in Annapolis

Dwelling offers abundant glimpses into the past.

What’s Up with Real Estate

Conventional wisdom: It takes months, even years, to sell homes in the upper price brackets. Annapolis and Anne Arundel County wisdom: Around here, high-end homes get snapped up faster than steamed crabs and boardwalk fries. This month’s what’s up? with real estate profiles luxury homes that are feasts for the eyes.