This remarkable, gated 20-acre waterfront estate with its French inspired main residence, is nestled on the banks of the Severn River, only 10 minutes from historic Annapolis and 40 minutes from Washington, DC. Enjoy coveted western exposures and year-round sunsets from the elegant stone home, adjacent guest house with pool and carriage house, combined offering over 23,000 SF of interior living space. All are complemented by lush, rolling lawn and formal gardens, mature trees and natural fauna. The main house boasts ten sets of French doors and majestic windows leading to established gardens and expansive terrace, 2-story foyer with limestone and marble inlays, 6 bedrooms, 2-story great room with 18th century French carved limestone mantle, a formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen with two large marble topped islands,, a library and music room, each with fireplaces. The open gallery and sitting area on the second floor offer a dramatic view across the great room to the gardens and water. The primary suite is generous in size, and includes a fireplace, a separate sitting room and a waterside balcony with expansive views of the Severn River. In addition, the lower level features a family room with stone fireplace, billiards room and bar, a magnificent stone wine cellar and tasting room, media room, home gym with full bath and sauna, plus a full bedroom suite. A separate wing of the home offers an art studio/craft room and a motor court with two three-car garages. The water side of the home features a manicured lawn and gardens, expansive patio, outdoor kitchen area, hot tub, gardening shed, chicken coop, and raised flower beds. The 6,000 SF guest house is the ideal setting for great outdoor festivities around the pool with its covered veranda, outdoor fireplace and bar, gazebo and views to water. It features a relaxing living and dining area that shares a large stone fireplace. It offers three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, and a full catering kitchen with Viking appliances. A lovely breezeway connects the guest house to the carriage house with a three-car garage. Extending from the estate’s 900-foot shoreline is a 350-foot pier (8-9 'MLW) providing six deep-water boat slips (including two that are 60-feet long) and two boat lifts on the Severn River. Enjoy days crabbing on the pier, water skiing on the river, spend the day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or take a boat ride down to Annapolis, known globally as “America’s Sailing Capital”.
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty.