Some houses sell because the new owner falls in love with one particular element: a deluxe kitchen, an oversize bathroom or maybe a spectacular view.
Others, like the one at 1916 Hidden Point Road in Annapolis, sell because there's nothing for buyers to dislike.
"Sometimes, when you get into this price range, you're dealing with people who want everything to be right," said Frank Livingston, the listing agent who completed the sale of the home for $2.75 million in August. "This house didn't have any weaknesses, really."
Livingston said the 6,370-square-foot home was immaculately kept by the original owners, who built it in 2008 after an older home on the land had been torn down. Designed by local architect Tom Davies, it sits on more than half an acre wedged between Mill Creek and Burley Creek. Downtown Annapolis is about 20 minutes away by land and easily accessed by boat — the house has a 130-foot-long dock, and Cantler's restaurant and crab house is just across the way — but the neighborhood has a rural feel because it is surrounded by farms.