This is the time of year when I look forward to the sounds that herald the return of the geese, so I thought it appropriate to feature this property with the charming name of “Watch Goose Farm”. I also liked its one-level floor plan very much and how the massing broke up what could have been a long linear footprint into three distinct elements one of which is a recessed gable wing at the end that contains the garage with the garage doors at the side of the house.
The main wing of the house and the bedroom wing are linked by a vestibule with glazing on both sides. Two porches also enhance the front elevation. One porch is over the front entry door and the other is an “L” shaped porch that opens directly to the spacious laundry/mud room (complete with a dog shower) and sliding doors leading to the breakfast room/kitchen/screened porch area.
The exterior materials of vertical board and batten siding, metal roof and accents of stone give the house a contemporary farmhouse flair. I actually liked that the house was unfurnished so I could appreciate the spaces and how they link together so well. The interior materials of variegated colored hickory floors, white walls and black accents in the doors, window frames and some of the kitchen cabinetry was quite refreshing.
The spacious entry hall has generous closet space and the powder room is also located here. At the end of the entry hall, the vistas through the open plan dining, living room, kitchen and breakfast room offer views through the screened porch and open porch to the water views beyond. I loved the kitchen with its black island and countertops, white cabinets and the hickory floors. The upper cabinets at the rear of the room have glass fronts and the stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting over the island and the recessed lighting create a great kitchen to inspire any cook.
The vestibule between the living and bedroom wings would make a cozy reading nook and the two large guest rooms and bath are directly behind it. The luxurious master suite is located at the corner of the house with large windows for water views and sliding doors to a private deck. My favorite part of the master bath was the soaking tub in a corner with windows on each side where one could relax in a sea of bubbles, preferably with a glass of bubbly! At the other end of the house are stairs leading to another guest suite with two bedrooms and another bath over the garage so the family bedroom wing is separate from the guest wing for privacy.
Serenity on the deep waters of Solitude Creek close to St. Michaels, great floor plan, contemporary style inside and out-and room for a waterside pool- hard to resist!
For more information about this property, contact Barb Watkins with Benson and Mangold at 410-822-1415 (o), 410-310-2021 (c), or firstname.lastname@example.org, “Equal Housing Opportunity”.
Photography by Janelle Stroup of Through the Lens Photography ,410-310-6838, email@example.com