Rancher has woods, pool, rustic charm

Desirable Spaces

December 30, 2007|By Brad Schleicher | Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter

Set on more than 14 acres of mostly wooded property, this home's traditional outside belies its charming and rustic interior.

Although this cozy country rancher has no basement, it has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and was accommodating for Sherry Jordan and her family of five for four years.

"This place has served its purpose," she said, "but it's time to move on to something bigger."

The home's main entrance leads into the living room with its burnt-sienna walls, offset by painted brick. Double doors open into the dining room, with a bay window that looks out onto the expansive property.

Left of the entrance is the master bedroom with a private deck that leads to an in-ground pool.

The kitchen, in the back of the house, features a ceramic floor, laminated countertops and pearl-colored cabinetry. Next to the kitchen is a small, private corner office.

A stone stairwell leads to a rustic, sunken den with high ceilings and a ceramic-tile floor.

About the house --Built in 1954, the house has been expanded twice by previous owners.

The current owners converted the attached, single-car garage into a laundry room, full bath, and two bedrooms, as there was already a detached eight-car garage on the property.

Most of the property is wooded, with the exception of the front yard and a 1-acre vegetable garden.

Address --19937 Gore Mill Road, Freeland, 21053

Asking price --$599,000

Taxes --$5,209

Size --The house is about 2,400 square feet and sits on 14 1/2 acres

Features --The den, which is off the kitchen, has ceramic flooring, 10-foot ceilings, stone accents and a wood-burning stove that warms the entire house.

The living room and dining room floors are made of wood plank, contributing to the home's rustic feel. There is also a small front patio and a cedar, screened back porch off the den.

Behind the house, there is a large in-ground pool, surrounded by a concrete patio and a fence. Dense woods give the property privacy.

Two small buildings at the end of the driveway are used for storage.

Listing agent --Bruce L. Brown of Long and Foster Lutherville Sales, 410-583-5700

brad.schleicher@baltsun.com

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